Short Histories of Union and Confederate Civil War Generals, Set of 49
A near complete set comprised of 49 (out of 50) miniature booklets detailing the short histories of almost all major Union and Confederate generals and war heroes. The booklets were prizes inside packets of Duke Cigarettes. In vivid color, each cover contains a hand-colored, military bust portrait and 17 detailed pages about the subject's life and military service. Published by Knapp & Company Lithographers and Printers, New York, NY, 1888. Each measures 1.5 x 3 in. The back covers depict several gruesome battle scenes and patriotic symbols, many entirely unique to one another.
All are in excellent condition. The booklets have barely been opened. The binding is stiff and intact. There is minor soling on very few of the covers. There is some browning of the inside pages.