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Edmonds | S. Emma E. [Thompson | Franklin Flint]

Nurse And Spy In The Union Army

First Edition


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First edition of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds.

Thick octavo, 384pp. Grained brown cloth, with embellishments and borders stamped in gilt. Title in gilt on spine. Original orange endpapers. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, sunning and some loss of gilt to spine, light soiling to covers, wear to corners. Foxing throughout text, some wear to hinges and gutter. Complete with nine full-page plates, including frontispiece with tissue guard. (Nevins II: 125)

Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841-1898) was a Canadian who claimed to serve as a man in the Union Army during the Civil War under the alias Franklin Flint Thompson. “Nurse and Spy” chronicles her experiences, but historians are still uncertain as to whether the story is entirely true. This book was originally published one year earlier in Boston under the name “The Female Spy of the Union Army.”

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Hartford, Connecticut


W.S. Williams & Co.


First Edition

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Edmonds | S. Emma E. [Thompson | Franklin Flint]


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