These items were still reported missing as of May 24, 2019.
1. BLACKFORD, Charles M., Jr. Annals of the Lynchburg Home Guard. Lynchburg, VA: John W. Rohr, Elecric Power Printer and Binder, 1891. 1st ed. 185 pp. Portrait frontis., portraits. Orig. cloth. Some slight speckling to cloth, tiny corner chip to frontis., else a very good copy. As a component of the 11th Virginia Infantry, the Lynchburg Home Guard (Co. G) participated in nearly all of the major campaigns in the east with the Army of Northern Virginia. Blackford's excellent narrative includes numerous battle accounts and his reflections on the war. Dornbusch II, 1364.
2. CALDWELL, J F J. The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as "Gregg's," and Subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade." Phila.: King & Baird, Printers, 1866. 1st ed. 247 pp. Orig. cloth. Front endpapers and title page professionally restored, else a very good copy. HOWES C-22. "The best unit history from the Palmetto State; the author describes all of the brigade's many engagements and adds enough personal material to make the account both personal and human in scope." Nevins I, p. 66. Originally issued in printed wrappers, most copies were never distributed. Around 1900 Lowdermilk's Bookstore in Washington bought the remainder, removed the original wrappers, and bound the copies in cloth. This copy has a lengthy inscription signed by the author in initials on the front free endpaper: "This narrative was put into the hands of the printer in August 1866, when I had not read any history of the war, nor inspected any records except those of the brigade. Hence there are errors--a good many, perhaps, in my estimates of the numbers of the armies engaged, and in accounts of the movements of those armies. Three-fourths of the book was written in camp, the other fourth within a year after the close of hostilities. J.F.J.C."
3. HARDEE, W J. Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen. New-Orleans: H.P. Lathrop, Printer, 1861. 1st New Orleans ed. 102 pp. Illus., plates. Orig. cloth wrappers with printed paper label n front cover. Lower portion of label chipped and some wear to spine and rear wrapper, else a very good copy. Parrish & Willingham 4867 which locates 8 copies of this edition. Contemporary presentation inscription on front free endpaper.
4. . School of the Guides, or the Practical Soldier; Designed for the Use of the Militia of the Confederate States. New-Orleans: Bloomfield & Steel, 1861. 1st New Orleans ed. 60 pp. Illus. Orig. flexible cloth with printed paper front label. Slight rubbing to cloth, else a very good copy. Parrish & Willingham 4913. One of the few Confederate military manuals designed for the militia.
5. LEWIS, John H. Recollections from 1860 to 1865. with Incidents of Camp Life, descriptions of Battles, The Life of the Southern Soldier, His Hardships and Sufferings, And the Life of a Prisoner of War in the Northern prisons. Washington, DC: Peaker & Company, 1895. 1st ed. 92 pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Some foxing to front wrappers and short tape repair to rear wrapper; else a very good copy in a custom made cloth folder and 1/4-morocco slipcase. "The bulk of this narrative by a Virginia officer who was captured at Gettysburg treats of his experiences at Fort Delaware and Johnson's Island prison camps." Nevins I, p. 121.
6. MAHAN, D H, An Elementary Treatise on Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, and the Manner of Posting and Handling Them in Presence of An Enemy. Intended as a Supplement to the System of Tactics. New Orleans: Bloomfield & Steel, Booksellers and Stationers, 1861. 1st Confederate ed. 143 pp. Orig. cloth. Some minor spots and fading to cloth, else a very good copy. "Parrish & Willingham 4942. Mahan (1802-1871)taught mathematics to his fellow undergraduates at West Point. Graduating near the top of his class in 1824, he soon returned to teach mathematics and engineering at the Academy for 40 years. This text book, often reprinted, was America's first comprehensive work on tactics and strategy."
7. NAPOLEON. The Officer's Manual. Napoleon's Maxims of War. Richmond, VA: West & Johnston, 1862. 1st Confederate ed. 159 pp. Orig. cloth wrappers with printed paper label on front cover. Some wear to foot of spine, else a very good copy. "Parrish & Willingham 4972. Written in pencil on the second leaf : "Found at Kinston, N.C. Dec. 14, 1862 immediately after the Union victory. Corp. C.L. Adams 43rd M. V. Although the title page gives the place of publication as Richmond, the book was actually printed by Evans & Cogswell in Charleston. The work was translated by Col. D'Aguilar and includes not only maxims of Napoleon, but also selections from Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, and Frederick. Ironically, a blurb for the work from Winfield Scott appears on page three."
8. POWE, James Harrington]. LYNCH, Harriet Powe, ed. Reminiscences & Sketches of Confederate Times. By One Who Lived Through Them. Columbia, SC: The R.L. Bryan Company, 1909. 1st ed. 44 pp. Orig. printed blue-grey wrappers. A near fine copy. "HOWES S-549. Stated "Second edition," but according to Howes the "first appearance was probably in some periodical.""
9. TYLER, John, Jr. An Oration on the Life and Character of Benjamin Franklin, Delivered Before the Franklinian Society of William and Mary College, on the 17th January 1840. Norfolk, VA: Printed by W.C. Shields, 1840. 1st ed. 27 pp. Very good. WITH: CRUMP, Wm W. An Address Delivered Before the Society of the Alumni, of William and Mary College, Upon the 5th of July, 1843. Richmond: Printed by P.D. Bernard, 1843. 1st ed. 19 pp. Foxed, lacking blank lower half of final page with no loss of text, else very good. WITH: Congress of the Confederate States. Proceedings of the Announcement of the Death of Hon. John Tyler, January 20th, 1862. Richmond: Enquirer Book and Job Press; Tyler, Wise, Allegre and Smith, 1862. 1st ed. 54 pp. Some pencilled notes, else very good. All bound together in a Confederate binding of orig. paper wrappers with printed paper labels on front and rear covers and on both free endpapers: " Harrell's Job office. The attention of Merchants, Shippers, Officer, and all others, are invited to the facilities which are to be found at Harrell's Book and Job office. For neatness and style it cannot be excelled, while in cheapness it excels all other houses." Some chips to spine, else overall a near fine copy. "The Crump pamphlet has a presentation inscription on the first page: "To Cousin Mattie from the Author." Haynes 4278. The Congress of the Confederate States contains the eulogy before the Confederate Congress for former President Tyler who had come out of retirement to attempt a reconciliation. When all attempts failed, he declared himself in favor of separation and was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives after war was declared, though he died before taking his seat. Parrish & Willingham 247. Haynes 3840."
10. WALKER, C I. Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment, So. Ca. Volunteers, in the Army of the Confederate States 1861-1865. Charleston, SC: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers, 1881. 1st ed. 138 pp. Frontis. Orig. printed wrappers. A fine copy housed in custom made slipcase. "Rare. With the printed presentation slip for "friends of the Tenth South Carolina Regiment, the author has done all that he can afford. He would like to have presented them all in substantial bindings. But Walker, Evans & Cogswell will bind any copies sent to them, in handsome muslin covers, for 75 cents per copy." "Noted for its accuracy, this study passed under the scrutiny of several of the regiment's members before it was published." Nevins I, p. 173."
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