James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, 1st ed., With Salesman Sample


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James Longstreet’s from Manassas to Appomattox tells the story of the war in the first person from one of the great generals of American history.

In its famous red binding bearing an arm in military sleeve, holding a sword. Spine mimics Grant’s Memoirs by adding a design of a Confederate General’s 3 stars on the sleeve.

“A combination of reminiscences and rebuttals by a gallant soldier ostracized by his comrades in the reconstruction period; a necessary source for any study of Lee’s army” Nevins I, 122.

“Longstreet’s tome is a milestone of great importance in Confederate literature. It tells the story of the war in the first person from one of the great generals of American history, allows him to make his case, and at least on some accounts quiets the armchair strategists who have faulted Longstreet too severely. In the main, Longstreet is correct with most of his assertions, [and] here provides ample documentation of his close relationships with Lee” (Eicher 277).


The Salesmen’s Copy. Includes samples of various printed pages, illustrations, 1-page colored maps, and price list. Approx. 35 pages + blanks. Original illustrated, red cloth covers. Each inside board contains a sample of the leather and tan calf titled spines; subscription pages blank. Front board beautifully illustrated with the familiar arm holding a sword and the rear board with title and spine design; a slight dent across the front board, which does not diminish the bold art work. A very scarce volume.

MEMOIRS: Excellent and tight; gilt and coloring unmarred; lt. soiling as usual; lt. rub at upper spine tip.

SAMPLE BOOK: Very good; professionally re-backed with new and original cloth; some soiling and rubbing to cloth; lt. bump.

Longstreet, James. FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX: MEMOIRS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1896; 690p.; index, illus,  maps. [Howes L-45].