Philadelphia: Judah Dobson, (Agent,) and A. Sherman. J. Harding Printer. 1825. Second American Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good + / No jacket as issued. Item #001768
2nd American Edition. A Very Good to Near Fine copy. 8vo., xiii, (i), 360 pp., illustrated with 5 stipple engraved plates, 3 folding, all hand colored. Bound in full speckled calf, with title on red morocco label on spine. Spine simply ruled in gilt in 6 compartments. Tips rubbed, some light rubbing to the boards. Very light browning to the first signatures and paste downs. Previous owner's penciled name and address on a front end paper. *** The previous owner, A. P. McDaniel, of Guilford NC, was a Captain in the 53rd North Carolina Regiment. He was Captain of Company A, commissioned on February 25, 1862. The 53rd NC spent the greater part of its first year of service in Eastern North Carolina and it received its first baptism of fire as a regiment at Washington, N. C., in Gen. D. H. Hill's winter campaign of 1862 and 1863. A few days after the Battle of Chancellorsville, it became a part of the Army of Northern Virginia, and as a part of Daniel's Brigade, was attached to the Second Corps, with which it marched and fought from Fredericksburg to Appomattox, and participated in more than twenty general engagements, including Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Washington City, Kernstown, Snicker's Ford, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Hare's Hill, Petersburg, and in numerous combats and smaller affairs, in some of which the conflict was more hotly contested than in the greater battles. Daniel's Brigade was composed of the Thirty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fifth and Fifty-third North Carolina Regiments, and Second North Carolina Battalion.