New York: Virtue & Yorston, [1862 - circa 1866]. Early printings. Leather bound. 664; 680; 738pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] 3/4 blue leather with plum cloth covered boards, raised bands, red leather gilt stamped spine labels, and gilt tooled spines. All edges gilt. Marbled endsheets. Volume 1 has been rebacked, with a just a little over half of the original backstrip overlaid. The extremities are rubbed, and the covers are sun faded. There are several small light stains and faint indentations on the covers. The front pastedowns preliminary pages have binder's tickets, notations, and small stamps. The illustrations are occasionally offset, and there are sporadic small stains and light moisture stains on the pages. The widest moisture stains are thin, and measure 4 inches wide. There are a bit more of them in the top margins of volume 2. May require extra postage due to weight. Very good. Item #30607
Lavishly illustrated with many battle scenes and portraits of leading figures.