Life of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson). Edited by Rev. W. Chalmers.

London: James Nisbet, 1864-1866. First edition (the American edition, complete in one volume, appeared in 1866). 8vo. 2 volumes: vi, (2), 333, [2 & 16, publisher's catalogues]; xvi, 527, [16, publisher's catalogue] pp. Mounted portrait photograph (3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches) of Jackson as frontispiece to volume one. With the 20th-century bookplate of Moss Neck Manor, the Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1862-1863 winter headquarters of Jackson's Second Corps, on the pastedown of the first volume (removed from the second volume). Howes D-2: "Written by a member of Jackson's staff, with the help of Jackson's family. Next to Henderson, his most authoritative biography." Nevins II, p. 50: "Dabney, a Virginia clergyman, wrote this biography at the invitation of Jackson's family; while the work is polemical in its defense of the Southern cause, it contains much primary material." Dornbusch II, 2826. Nicholson, p. 211. Edge of frontispiece leaf browned, photograph foxed, scattered foxing, several leaves with an old tideline at the edge of the upper margins (text unaffected), but a very good, mostly unopened copy in a beautiful new binding. Recent binding: chocolate three-quarter crushed morocco and marbled boards, leather spine labels, gilt rules on raised spine bands, new endpapers. (10188). Item #63429

Price: $2,500.00

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