An Officer of the Rear Guard. , THE FALLING FLAG, New York: E. Blue cloth hardcover w/gilt titling and black stamped ornate panel to front board, 12mo (7.125x4.75), Very Good+/n. Slight bit of erosion at the head and tail of spine, spine is sun-darkened, a small amount of sporadic light spotting (no foxing), most pronounced on the title page, text block lightly and evenly age-toned as appropriate to the age.
Wow, what have we here, a true first edition Falling Flag such as is becoming to the most discriminating Civil War collector. It is hard to imagine a civil war book anymore true to the author's intentions and in such splendid condition. To the officers and men of the 7. South Carolina Cavalry, This Short Account of an Interesting Period in Their Military History, and that of The Cause They Loved So Well, and for Which They Fought So Faithfully.
Is Dedicated, by One Who Considers Having Been Their Comrade the Proudest Recollection of His Life. The story of the Confederate Army's defeat at Petersburg, burning of Richmond, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. A first person account in a first edition by an Officer of the Rear Guard.
A most spectacular tome, quite distinctive in nature, and a marvelous and distinctive sector of Captured Tyme.