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Keifer | Joseph Warren

Slavery And Four Years Of War – A Political History Of Slavery In The United States. Together With A Narrative Of The Campaigns And Battles Of The Civil War In Which The Author Took Part:1861-1865

First Edition


SKU: 1935 Categories: ,


First edition of Major General J. Warren Keifer’s autobiographical look at the Civil War and the institution of slavery. Octavo, [two volumes], xii, [2], 324pp; ix, [1], 352pp, [2pp ads]. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative illustration on front cover. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover in both volumes. Volume I complete with 10 full page portraits, 2 full page maps and a full page illustration. Volume II complete with 34 full page portraits and 4 full page maps. (Ryan, Ohio, 403). A near fine copy.

Comments: According to Ryan: “[this work] includes not only a personal memoir of the author but is a history of the campaigns in which he participated. No more valuable, nor more interesting volumes on the Great Rebellion have been written and they are essential to the student who would gain wider knowledge on that subject.” Keifer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1877-1885 and again from 1905-1911. He was speaker of the House from 1881-1883.

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New York


G.P. Putnam's Sons


First Edition

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Near fine

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Keifer | Joseph Warren