[CIVIL WAR]. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor (1877-1959). Photographic History of the Civil War. New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911-1912.
10 volumes, 4to. Numerous photographic illustrations throughout. 20th-century half blue morocco gilt, top edge gilt, bound for Kroch's book stores (some very slight rubbing). Provenance: Samuel Barnard Walton (1840-1920), officer in the Union Army (lenghty inscription, see below); by descent Edwin L. and Katherine F. Brashears.
FIRST EDITION, with a lengthy inscription from Frederick Hill Meserve, a prominent collector and historian of Civil War era photographs who provided numerous photographs from his own collection to this publication: "It was my good fortune to be able to furnish many of the photographs of persons and scenes shown in these books from my own collections of Americana and Lincolniana, and to assist my friend Robert L. Lanier in his editorial work."
[Laid in:] Public Ledger. Vol. LVIII, No. 56. Philadelphia. Monday morning, November 28, 1864. 4 pages, bifolium 620 x 440 mm (12 mm separation along center fold, creased, slight chipping to corners with a few losses).
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