R. E. Lee: a Biography, Four Volume Set

Freeman, Douglas Southall

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PLEASE NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR THIS HEAVY SET. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962 renewal copyrt date, codes indicate 1970 and 71 printings. 4 volume set. Hardcovers. 8vo. 647, 621, 559, 619 pgs. B/w maps and plates. Very good. Dust jackets range from fair to near very good. Red cloth with gilt. Vol 1 has a light 'ring' stain to front cover, owner's name to front endpaper. Light edgewear to all vols. Contents clean and sound. Vol 1 jacket has large chips and a 3 1/2 inch piece missing from lower front corner. Other jackets edgeworn, chipped and rubbed. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: R. E. Lee: a Biography, Four Volume Set
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Book Condition: Very Good

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Freeman, Douglas Southall
Published by Charles Scribners Sons (1951)
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Book Description Charles Scribners Sons, 1951. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Four volumes. Please note that overseas shipping rates will increase due to size, & that the set lacks a slipcase. There is shelf wear on the cloth, with modest silver fishing concentrated on, though not limited to, the outer edges of Volume III, darkening of the cloth on the spines, moderate foxing on the text block, somewhat cocked spine, yellowed pages, & creasing on the lower portions of the front end pages & title page of Volume IV; the set is attractive & in good condition with clear print & secure binding. Seller Inventory # 938200

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Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953. [Robert E. Lee, 1807-1870.]
Published by New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons [Scribner], 1935. (1935)
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Book Description New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons [Scribner], 1935., 1935. COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET. All early printings with 1935 dates on title pages but without a Scribner's letter code on their copyright pages. All hardcover, H 23.75cm x L 15.75cm, lacking dust jackets but uniformly bound in red cloth. Light soiling and a some spots of mottling to boards; usual sunning to spine cloth with dulling/darkening to spines' gilt stamping which still remains easily discernable; fraying at bemped spine ends; front boards' gilt stamping remains fairly bright. Toning to text block edges; deckle fore-edges. Volumes' interior leaves have some toning and a few spots of soiling but, overall, are clean. Volume I has mild stain at front board's lower left. Volume III slightly binding sonewhat stressed bertween half-title verso and opposing frontis recto but otherwise firm; other volumes' bindings are all solid. Still an attractive set. A Virginia native, Douglas Southall Freeman (1886-1953) earned a bachelor's in 1904 and a Johns Hopkins University PhD. in 1908 at the mere age of 22. Freeman joined the staff of Richmond's THE NEWS LEADER in 1911 and was promoted to editor by 1915, a position which he held until retiring in 1949. Amongst a rigorous schedule of lecturing, radio commentary, and journalist duties, Freeman spent nineteen years researching and writing his biography of General Lee. Scribner's issued Volumes I and II in 1934 with Volumes III and IV following in 1935 leading to the set being awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1935. R.E. LEE has long been lauded as the preeminent biography in American military historical literature. Please note that this set has an approximate shipping weight of 10 pounds (4.53 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. Seller Inventory # D17-1143

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Douglas southall Freeman
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Book Description Charles Scribners Sons, 1942. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. No owner marks in books and little wear to the cvoers. Grey cloth bindings with red and gold lettering and decorations on front and spines of each volume. Handsome set. Hinges of volume 2 and 4 starting to crack internally. Large set so no priority or international orders please. military. Seller Inventory # 69242

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Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953. [Robert E. Lee, 1807-1870.]
Published by New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons [Scribner], 1934 and 1935. (1935)
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Book Description New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons [Scribner], 1934 and 1935., 1935. COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET. Volumes I and II are early printings (without a Scribner's letter code) with Volumes III and IV being first editions, first printings (with requisite Scribner's "A" letter code upon their respective copyright pages). All hardcover, H 23.75cm x L 15.75cm, lacking dust jackets but uniformly bound in red cloth. Neatly trimmed but rubbed clear mylar sheets in place of djs. Some soiling and light mottling to boards; usual mild sunning to spine cloth with varied dulling/flaking to spines' gilt stamping which still remains easily discernable; fraying and/or bumping at spine ends; front boards' gilt stamping remains fairly bright. Volume I marred by strongest exterior flaws including: slightly cocked spine with short tear at heel; rear board has slender bumping to its bottom edge with strong ding at top edge contributing to narrow cloth loss; tear to surface cloth at upper rear joint; a good+ copy. Volume II's front board has bump and short tear at top left plus small patch of surface abrasion near spine head; a very good- copy. Volumes III and IV are very good copies. Toning and soiling to text block edges; deckle fore-edges. Some interior foxing present but overall pages are clean. Bindings are firm. Still an attractive set enhanced for shelf presentation with their aforementioned mylar djs. A Virginia native, Douglas Southall Freeman (1886-1953) earned a bachelor's in 1904 and a Johns Hopkins University PhD. in 1908 at the mere age of 22. Freeman joined the staff of Richmond's THE NEWS LEADER in 1911 and was promoted to editor by 1915, a position which he held until retiring in 1949. Amongst a rigorous schedule of lecturing, radio commentary, and journalist duties, Freeman spent nineteen years researching and writing his biography of General Lee. Scribner's issued Volumes I and II in 1934 with Volumes III and IV following in 1935 leading to the set being awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1935. R.E. LEE has long been lauded as the preeminent biography in American military historical literature. Please note that this set has an approximate shipping weight of 10 pounds (4.53 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. Seller Inventory # D17-1153

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Freeman, Douglas Southall
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Book Description Scribner, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Later Printing. Four volumes in the original red cloth bindings housed in original red cloth covered box with lid. These four volumes were published between 1935 and 1936 (no "A" on copyright pages). Some toning to endpapers, otherwise clean and secure, box and lid have darkened due to dust over the years, lid split at corners. Review of first two volumes and obituary of Freeman laid-in. A nice set of this excellent edition of Freeman's monumental work, thoroughly researched and brilliantly written. Seller Inventory # 40373

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Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1951)
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1951. Red hardback cloth cover. Reprint. xviii, 645pp; xi, 620pp; xi, 557pp; viii, 619pp. B/w plates and folding maps. Published 1949-1951. G : in Good condition without dust jackets. Spines faded. Seller Inventory # j5878a

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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons. Condition: Good. . Good dust jacket. PLEASE NOTE: This large heavy set CANNOT be sent OUTSIDE the UNITED STATES. 4 volume set, copyright dates of 1934 and 1935, but later printings of 1962 and 1963 noted on copyright pages. Red cloth with gilt. Light wear to corners and spine ends. Small white marks to front cover of volume 1, and top edge of this volume has some waterstains. Interiors are clean and bindings sound. Dust jackets are rubbed and lightly edgeworn. All are price clipped. Seller Inventory # B24988-M-CW-HEAVY

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Freeman, Douglas Southall.
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1962)
ISBN 10: 068415482X ISBN 13: 9780684154824
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1962. Cloth, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+ in Mylar Protector. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Numerous Illustrations, Maps. Lg Folding map@ End of Volume I (illustrator). Hudson River Edition. Volume 1: 646 pages + folding map, Volume 2: 620 pp, plus index to Vols. 1 & 2, Volume 3: 559 pages, Volume 4: 618 pages (Volume 4 with appendix, bibliography & index) An excellent crisp set; appears unread. Each volume in mylar protectors. Shipped securely boxed. Written by one of America's premier biographers. Size: Tall 8vo. Seller Inventory # 009852

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Freeman, Douglas Southall
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York and London. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Dates: 1943-1944 Original red cloth covers w/ title in gilt. Binding moderately soiled. Spines a bit sunned. Inscription to previous owner on front blank endpaper of all volumes. Light natural toning to endpapers. Illust. w/ b/w plates and maps. Contents nice. Seller Inventory # M603CW

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Douglas Southall Freeman
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Book Description Scribners, 1934. Hardcover. Condition: Content clean. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. Vol 3 and 4 are first editions with an (A), vol 1-2 are second editions.Signed Volume 1 - "inscribed for Helen and Osborne Jones with every good wish, Douglas Southall Freeman" Red cloth over boards, gold spine and cover titles, volumes 1 - 4 complete, all have frontispiece, indexed illustrations, light shelf wear, fading to spines and light soiling, light edge wear with minimal rubbing, light discoloration to content edges, light soil to page tips, light foxing to extremities, otherwise very good condition with clean content and sound binding. Please e-mail for photos or inquires. Signed. Seller Inventory # 090611008

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