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Antique Books 2
Infantry Drill Regulations
United States Army
Soft cover, faded blue covers, owner's name inscribed on cover and title page, cover soiled and creased, good to very good.
Two Handwriting Books
Practical Writing and Spencerian System
Circa 1850 and 1868
The Practical Writing book is in used condition, and the Spencerian System book is in very good condition.
Dimensions of each:
Practical Writing: 7.75 by 6.75-inches
Spencerian System: 6.875 by 8.5-inches.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE FIELD EXERCISE AND MANOEUVRES OF INFANTRY, COMPILED AND ADAPTED TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, AGREEABLE TO A RESOLVE OF CONGRESS, DATED DECEMBER, 1814. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT.
330 pages; NO atlas volume. Tight copy, well used and studied, cherished and admired. Nice contemporary copy of the 1812 regulations intended for use in the latter stages of the 1812 conflict. Even without the atlas, itís a nice piece of contemporary history for that special vignette or period collection. Readerís copy at worst. Historianís copy in reality. History loverís example of a nice price/value relationship.
Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families
By Amos Otis - SOLD
Book Description: 1890. Book Condition: Tight copy, but boards coming loose, spine loose, needs to be re-attached. Owner has written on inner front leaf with extensive ownership history. OTIS, Amos. 2 vols. in one. 8vo, orig. cloth; (ex- lib, inner hinge wea1k). Barnstable: F. Goss, 1888, 1890. Tow volumes in one; brown cloth cover needing restoration, yet a rare survivor. Technically, and ethically, a reading copy, yet one that shows the passion of research. A true researcher's copy. If it were a musical instrument, it would be called a player's instrument; in need of a good home.
ACD - SOLD
The Only Son
By Miss Mary Anna Fox
Hardcover with illustrations
Hard cover, blind stamped, with four engraved illustrations, 132 pages, published by Charles Fox, Boston, 1847, flyleaf inscribed "Augusta", spine chipped otherwise very good. 6 Ĺ-inches x 4-inches.
Infantry Tactics by Brigadier General Silas Casey, Vol. I
Green cloth cover, front and back with blind stamped eagle, spine with gold lettering, lightly inscribed in pencil "A. W. Eames / Aug 1866 / Leicester Mass."
Condition: flyleaf diagram has tear in one fold and foxing on front and back cover pages otherwise very good, volume I only.
Dimensions: 5.25 by 3.75-inches.
1854 Book Signed By Union General Hiram Berdan
Inventor, crack rifleman, creator of two Civil War Sharp Shooter regiments
Hiram S. Berdan Autograph, Commander of Berdan's Sharpshooters - Copy of The Works of Washington Irving, Volume IX, 1854, signed on inside of end paper "H. Berdan." The inside cover page has a Francis Marion Crawford bookplate; Marion Crawford was a very popular American author who married Hiram Berdan's daughter Elizabeth in 1884. Hiram S. Berdan (1824 - 1893) was a millionaire who formed a unit of expert marksmen that became famous as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" during the Civil War. Berdan's autograph is uncommon.