A Rebel's Recollections.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Third edition (first published 1875). 12mo. 260 pp. A nice association copy, with the ownership signature and address of Joseph A. Altsheler (1862-1919), one of the most popular writers of juvenile historical fiction of the early 20th century, noted beneath his signature "Presented by the author"; from 1914 to 1916 Altsheler produced a series of eight Civil War titles, each centering on an important military campaign. Nevins I, p. 85: "Charming, highly literate series of reminiscences by a young Confederate who obviously enjoyed his war experiences." Dornbusch II, 1181: "Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry." In Tall Cotton 52" "Enjoyable record of Confederate service by a young man who fought well and wrote well and knew that the Civil War was the central experience of his generation." Nicholson, p. 267 (for the first edition). Very good copy with a nice association. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue cloth (rubbed), floral endpapers. (10078). Item #63565

Price: $450.00

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