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Raynors' Compendium of Autographs & Biographies of the High Commanders of the Confederate States of America

RAYNOR, Robert J. (compiler)

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ISBN 10: 0979944708 / ISBN 13: 9780979944703
Published by Raynors' Inventory Management Services, Burlington, NC, 2007
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Edited by Ethan Raynor and Ryan Raynor. 4to. Grey cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial giltstamping, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 260pp. Numerous illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. A superb, tight and pristine first edition of this useful reference, an updated version of Michael Reese's pioneering effort. Bookseller Inventory # 39978

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Title: Raynors' Compendium of Autographs & ...

Publisher: Raynors' Inventory Management Services, Burlington, NC

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A historically accurate reference guide for the Confederate enthusiast, with complete autographic and holographic exemplars of the leading Confederate Commanders both civilian and military. Each with detailed military biography accompanied by period photograph. Biographies for service with the Confederate States of America include dates of promotion, participation in key battles, casualty records and more. This reference book also provides the collector with autograph collector lists that will assist the Confederate autograph enthusiast to better define their unique collecting interest. The only such book in existence...a must have for any military or autorgaph library! 427 High Commanders with Autograph Exemplar, and Biography Over 1000 Named Delegates of The State Ordinances The Text of the State Ordiinances Over 80 "Fascinating Facts" Images and Autograph Exemplars of Each State's Governor Over 250 Document Exemplars of the Most Famous Generals...and much more! 262pgs, Hard Cover with Dust Jacket.

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Robert J. Raynor is President of Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions, Partner Raynors IMS, and Compiler of Raynors' Compendium. Bob has a 25 year association with American historical documents. First as a collector of Presidential ephemera, then as the president of Vintage Cover Story, an auction house specializing in historic newspapers, and currently as president of Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions, one of the country's leading auction houses specializing in American manuscripts from 1700-1900. At Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions, Bob has brought several important documents to market. In 2006, Raynors HCA set a world record with the sale of a Lincoln signed 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in America which sold for $1.8 million. Then in 2007, Raynors HCA set a second world record with the sale of a William Stone Declaration of Independence which sold for $480,000. Raynors HCA has authenticated, described, imaged and sold more than 7,500 Confederate documents in the last 12 years. This expansive experience led to the compilation of Raynors Compendium of Autographs & Biographies of the High Commanders of the Confederate States of America.

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