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The Life And Public Services Of Ambrose E. Burnside

First Edition


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First edition of The Life and Public Services of Ambrose E. Burnside by Benjamin Perley Poore.

Octavo, 448pp. Publisher’s three-quarter brown leather, with gilt ruling on covers and title stamped in gilt on front board. Title stamped in gilt on spine with five raised bands and gilt embellishments. Marbled edges and endpapers. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, light rubbing to corners, faint wear to spine, a near fine example. Complete with all listed illustrations and maps.

Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887) was a journalist and author who primarily aligned with the Whig and Republican parties. Although he unsuccessfully ran for Congress, Poore served as a clerk to the U.S. Senate, editing both the Congressional Directory and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. In 1885, Poore organized Washington’s Gridiron Club and served as its first president.

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Location Published

Providence, RI


J.A. & R.A. Reid, Publishers


First Edition

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Leather bound


Near Fine


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