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Item Description: L. Stebbins, Hartford, CT, 1865. Attractively bound in reddish textured cloth stamped brightly in gilded rules and floral motifs on the front and rear boards.The gilt is dulled but readable on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout with the presence of a former owner's blindstamp seal at the lower right-hand corner of the title page and his name and address in ink on the front endpaper. First Edition with matching dates of 1865 on the title and copyright pages. Bookseller Inventory # 453

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Kellogg, Robert H. (Sergeant-Major 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers).

Published by Hartford, Conn. L. Stebbins 1865. “Illustrated.-Sold by Agents Only". Printed by Wiley, Waterman, & Eaton, Hartford, Conn. [Original 1865 Stebbins' edition; L. B. Merriman of Hartford, Connecticut copy]. (1865)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn. L. Stebbins 1865. “Illustrated.-Sold by Agents Only". Printed by Wiley, Waterman, & Eaton, Hartford, Conn. [Original 1865 Stebbins' edition; L. B. Merriman of Hartford, Connecticut copy]., 1865. (Describing Plans of Escape, Arrival of Prisoners, with Numerous and Varied Incidents and Anecdotes of Prison Life. [-] Prepared from his Daily Journal. To Which is Added as Full Sketches of Other Prisons as Can be Given Without Repetition of the Above, by Parties Who Have Been Confined Therein). 8vo.; 4 ¾” x 7 ½” x 1 1/8” (thick), 3 of 4 front flyleaves present; printed page (i) “Certificates”, frontispiece plate: “The Midnight Storm”; titlepage with 1865 copyright on reverse & printer’s name; Dedication page with typographic “obelisk-monument” on reverse; Preface (vii)-viii; Contents p. (11), 12-400 (p. 399 is: “Agents Wanted + p. 400 is: “New National Engraving” ad.; 11 illustrations. List of Illustrations. [1] Midnight Storm—Our Miserable Lodgings [frontispiece], p. 1; [2] Stockade at Andersonville, p. 57; [3] Blood Hounds Capturing Prisoners, p. 62; [4] Mode of Dealing Out Rations, p. 111; [5] Hanging Union Prisoners, p. 174; [6] Break in the Stockade, p. 211; [7] Plan of Hospital, Andersonville, p. 257; [8] Interior View of Hospital, p. 265; [9] Plan of Stockade at Florence, p. 318; [10] Hanging by the Thumbs, p. 333; [11] View of Libby Prison, p. 361. Textured, dark gray-green cloth with title & designs gilt on spine & elaborate, floral design gilt on the covers. Headbands & plain white endpapers. Slight wear to gilt lettering on spine, a few light paste (?) spots to back cover. Brown spotting to paste-downs, flyleaves; with occasional, scattered brown spots or tanning to margins; tanning to plates. Former owner’s printed bookplate on front paste-down (Walter H. Howson [Chillicothe, Ohio]), with this inked notation on the bookplate: “Bought at Sale in Boston of L. B. Merriman’s Libr’y of Hartford, Conn.” Overall, a tight & fairly well-preserved copy, with the binding in much better condition than is usual. Scan shows the spine & the front cover. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-211553376

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