Army of the United States--Illustrated by Forty-Four Fac-Simile Plates from Water Color Drawings. Edition Deluxe.
by Nelson, Henry Loomis
New York: B. M. Whitlock. Good. 1888. First Edition. Black pebbled cloth with title in gilt on front. Binding re-backed, no title on black spine cloth. Rubbing to board edges and corners with light soiling to boards. Floral endpapers have been repaired in the gutters. Fore edge of first free endpaper shows repair and trimming. Owners signature plus owners notes regarding acquisition and binding dates to endpaper. Similar notations to title page. This is the Edition DeLuxe prepared and executed by the Quartermaster General of the United States under authority of the Secretary of War. Color Lithography by G. H. Buek & Co. De Luxe edition, one of 1500 copies of which this is No. 172. Despite re-backing, the text block has split in several places and several plates are loose. All 44 plates are present with vibrant colors and little wear. Unknown if tissue were issued but none are present and there is slight offsetting to recto. H. A. Ogden was an historical genre painter and illustrator of some note, known for his accurate representations of periods military uniforms. Henry Loomis Nelson was a contributing writer to Harper's specializing in history and politics. These plates are often removed and sold separately; complete sets are becoming harder to find on the market. Great candidate for re-binding. Howes O-36; Chromo-lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall . (Inventory #: 012268)
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