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Decle, Lionel

Published by William Heinemann, London:, 1899
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Original red cloth cover decorated with a silver crossed cavalry scabbard and sword and helmet. Title in white and author in black on both front cover and on spine. Publisher in black at bottom of spine. The first edition was printed August 16, 1899 and this was reprinted August 26, 1899. Frontispiece depicts a Dragoon in full dress uniform of 1880 mounted on his charger. This illustration is covered with a protective bound-in tissue. Inside front cover bears label ENVOI de BRENTANO'S LIBRAIRES, EDITEURS, PAPETIERS with address in Paris. It is stamped NEW YORK, U. S. A. 1899 and is addressed to Gen. E. H. Rhodes, City Hall, Providence, R. I., U.S.A. On front flyleaf is written in pencil by Gen. Rhodes: "Sent to Elisha H. Rhodes/from London by/ Gen. Wm. Ames. 3 R.I.H.A./Sept. 1899. Below that is tipped in cut signature: "Yours Respectfully/Lionel Decle" Below this is in an engraved calling card: "Mr. William Ames." on the top of which is pencilled :"Compliments of." Ames and Rhodes served in the 2nd R. I. Volunteers during the U. S. Civil War 1861-1865 and were friends who had been born a month apart in 1842. Enlisting as a Private in 1861, Rhodes was Colonel, commanding the 2nd R. I. Regiment at the end of the war in 1865. He later was appointed by President U. S. Grant to be Collector of Revenue, Customs for Rhode island with an office in the Providence City Hall. He also served as Brig. Gen. in Command of the Rhode island State Militia in the 1880s. A popular public servant, Rhodes' journal was published as ALL FOR THE UNION: THE CIVIL WAR DIARY AND LETTERS OF ELISHA HUNT RHODES, 1861-1865. This was quoted from extensively by Ken Burns in his PBS film documentary: "THE CIVIL WAR." A Preface, Introduction, and Appendices and a 32 page list of Mr. Heinemann's publications complete the volume. Decle exposes the stupidity of regulations and the shocking conditions of the French army in the 1870s and shows conditions before the infamous persecution of the innocent Capt. Alfred Dreyfus during the 1890s. Accused people were assumed to be guilty and had to prove their innocence. Dreyfus was finally exonerated after a decade of French official corruption and anti-Semitism. Bookseller Inventory # 002508

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Publisher: William Heinemann, London:

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 8 Illustrations by H. Chartier.

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint

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