Miller's Hardcover Ten-Volume Photographic History of the Civil War. Described as "the ultimate source for all Civil War pictorial history, " this particular 100+ year-old set has been well cared-for and kept in excellent condition, especially considering its 1911 publication. As the photographs attest, the volumes have experienced minimal fading of their handsomely embossed blue outer hardcovers. No writing or markings appear on the pages, and each of the volumes shows far less wear on the covers and spines than seen in many books of this age.As seen in one of the photos, the gold foil top of the pages still has a nice reflective golden sheen. The slight stain in volume ten may be from water but does not detract from photos or text, and no pages are warped or otherwise damaged. No pages are missing or loose, and no unusual smells.
The binding and spine of each of these books is in great condition with no separation and very little fraying. See pictures for overview of condition. Volume One - The Opening Battles.Volume Two - Two Years of Grim War. Volume Three - The Decisive Battles. Volume Four - The Cavalry. Volume Five - Forts and Artillery. Volume Six - The Navies. Volume Seven - Prisons and Hospitals. Volume Eight - Soldier Life and Secret Service. Volume Ten - Armies and Leaders. With the exception of Volume One, the inside cover of each of the volumes (and its facing page) features a portrait of Generals Grant (on one side, cover or page) and Lee (on the other). The front and back covers of the first volume, however, offers portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The photo on the left is a visage of the 14th President we are less familiar with as it shows a newly elected President Lincoln as he appeared at the beginning of his first term. The image of Lincoln we are generally more familiar with is on the right, a great man who experienced more than a decade of aging due to four long years of the anxiety and heartache of war.
While the latter image does not show the President as tired or sad (as revealed in some photographs taken of Lincoln near the end of the conflict and the tragic end of his life), it is a sober reminder of the burden of responsibility he carried virtually every day of his presidency. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "ait-95" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.