Battle Field and Prison Pen, or Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons. John W. Urban.
Battle Field and Prison Pen, or Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons

Battle Field and Prison Pen, or Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons

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[Philadelphia]: Edgewood Publishing Co., 1882. Edgewood reprint of the Hubbard Brothers edition. Octavo; xi, 484pp. 16 illustrations including frontis over 13 plates, all present (this edition printed without illustrations list, but checked against the Hubbard Brothers edition). Missing Chapter XVI (pages 485-6) from the Hubbard Edition (unsure if in error or purposefully). Rebound in red cloth with original publisher's cloth retained on front, back, and spine, along with original floral endpapers. Boards heavily worn at edges and corners, with a good bit of soiling, a large faded dampstain to back, and with title lettering largely rubbed away at front. Hinges reinforced with paper repair to endpapers and title page. Text block solidly bound. Pages toned but unmarked.

Reminiscences of the war by a Pennsylvania Reserve infantryman who was taken prisoner three times. Uncommon binding from a subscription book house associated with Hubbard Brothers, who brought out the original volume. Typesetting is identical, though printed on larger paper than the original. Nevins notes the book was reprinted multiple times under various titles, having many interesting facts but also some errors in details.

[Nevins I-205].

Price: $40.00

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