** SCARCE ** 1ST EDITION, 1919 ** CLEAN, COMPLETE, AND INTACT ** FORMER LIBRARY BOOK ** TEXT UNMARKED ** ILLUSTRATED ** Privately published by the author in 1919 in Pittsburgh, PA. NOTE: Photos accessed with this listing are of the actual book you will be sent; please examine them closely as they provide the best indication of condition. With 8 pages of preliminary material including an Introduction, followed by 708 pages of text, followed by a 16 page Index. Also includes frontispiece portrait of General Hays and 8 additional full-page illustration plates. "One of the largest collections of Civil War letters in print; this almost unknown book affords a splendid insight into the Army of the Potomac up to the Wilderness Campaign, where Hays was killed." Nevins I, p. 89. A thick, heavy book. NOTE: EX-LIBRARY, please expect the usual library markings and indicia. Bound in sturdy black cloth-covered boards with embossed gilt lettering on the front and the spine. The book is clean, complete and intact. It remains square and straight, and is still firm in its binding despite tearing in the gutters over the interior hinges both front and rear. The spine and exterior hinges were at some point reinforced and secured with clear archival tape, but the boards remain well-attached. The corners are worn down, but there is otherwise only light wear to the cloth at the board edges. The embossed gilt lettering remains clear and legible. The text-block still remains firmly snugged against and attached to the spine (the backstrip). No pages are loose, none are torn, and none are missing. Internally in Very Good condition. The pages are only faintly age-toned, and all pages are clean and stain-free. All text is clear, crisp, and quite legible, and all illustrations are sharp and intact. We detected no writing, underlining, highlighting or markings of any such kind in the text. A great reading, research, or reference copy. Buy with confidence, professional booksellers for 35 years, selling online since 1995. Size: Thick Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Life and Letters of General Alexander Hays :...
Publisher: Privately Published by the Author
Publication Date: 1919
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description 1919. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1. Life and Letters of Alexander Hays, self-published in Pittsburgh, 1919. First edition. 708 pp. + index. Hardcover, thick 8vo., green cloth, gilt title. Near Fine copy, no dust jacket. Minor wear to spine ends. Previous owner's signature at fly leaf; else, a clean, unmarked copy. Sound binding. Numerous plates throughout. 2. A Treatise on the Science of War and Fortification, printed by J. Seymour, New York, 1817. Two volumes in good condition with general rubbing wear to extremities, wear to joints and spine ends. With bookplate of Alden F. Hays of Sewickley, PA, presumedly the son of Alexander Hays, who was also of Sewickley. Hays was a Union Army general in the American Civil War and close friend of Ulysses S. Grant. He was killed in action in the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Rare memoir with rare treatise on military tactics, of excellent provenance. Bookseller Inventory # z04634