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The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion. of the Various Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of the Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin.

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The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion. of the Various Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of the Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin.

by Abbott, John S. C

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Springfield, Mass.: Published by Gurdon Bill, 1863-1866. First editions of both volumes in Abbott's history of the American Civil War. Octavo, two volumes, original publisher's deluxe full morocco with gilt titles to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes from original designs by Darley, and other eminent artists, and portraits of distinguished men including tissue-guarded frontispieces of Lincoln and Grant. From the library of Wisconsin Congressman John F. Potter with his gift inscription to vol. I and ownership name to vol. II. Nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge John Fox Potter was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1856 and he won re-election twice. When his Congressional term ended in early 1863, he declined appointment as governor of Dakota Territory and was later appointed by the Lincoln administration as Consul General of the United States in the British-controlled Province of Canada from 1863 to 1866. In good condition.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
133065
Title
The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion. of the Various Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and Individuals. And of the Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and the Cabin.
Author
Abbott, John S. C
Book condition
second hand
Publisher
Published by Gurdon Bill
Place of Publication
Springfield, Mass.
Date Published
1863-1866
Keywords
John Abbott First Edition, The History of the Civil War in America First Edition
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
octavo
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