Old, Rare Civil War Books

Old books on Civil War battles and military officers

3-vol. Set; "The Army of the Potomac"

This 3-volume set written by Bruce Catton and published by Doubleday & Company; 1952, is in excellent shape, with red hardbound covers and black print on the binding. There is a slight scratch on the cover of Vol 2, "Glory Road", but other than that they're like new. The original owner signed their name in the inside cover and taped the book's description of its jacket there as well. Unfortunately, there are no jackets. Vol. I, "Mr Lincon's Army" describes the 'blue coats' during the early years of the Civil War when the Army was under the command of Gen. George B. McClellan and is a description of the war "viewed through the eye's of McClellan's command" as an account gathered from diaries, letters and published reports. Book II, "Glory Road", covers the "critical months between the autumn of 1862 and midsummer of the following year," writes Catton. Book III, "A Stillness at Appomattox" is sort of Catton's climax to what took three years of pain staking research in writing this three-volume set on Mr. Lincoln's "Army of the Potomac".

Here is a picture of the books.
Buy this 3-vol. set for $40; price includes shipping.

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3-vol. set, "The Centenial History of the Civil War"

Three-volume set, Author: Bruce Catton. Publisher: Pocket Books, Cardinal Edition, paperback, includes slipcover (box), Very Good/Excellent Condition, Vol 1: "The Coming Fury", (95038) 2nd printing, Nov. 1967; Vol 2: "Terrible Swift Sword", (95043) 1st printing, May 1967; Vol. 3: "Never Call Retreat", (95044) 1st printing June 1967. The slipcover has some slight wear on edges, shelf-wear, but in V. Good condition. The fact that Catton's three-volume set was published in paperback, the books themselves are in Excellent condition, though some slight yellowing on some pages in book 3, though bindings on all three are tight, books are red-coated on page edges. The fact that Catton's popularity as a Civil War journalist and researcher had grown in stature, this particular three-volume set was so popular, Doublday stepped aside to let "Pocket Books" publish a paperback set. Still, finding the complete paperback set in excellent condition and having the slipcover-box in very good shape too is a collector's dream.

Here is a picture of the books.
A second picture of the slipcover/box cover.
Buy this 3-vol. set for $35; price includes shipping.

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4-Vol set; "Abraham Lincoln The War Years"

Four-volume set, Author: Car Sandburg. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, First Trade Edition, 1939. On the Copyright page appears the legend O.I. 67. Very good condition, private library, some pen notations on pages. Illistrated with 426 half-tones of photographs and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. Blue cloth covers with Lincon's signature embossed in blind on front covers, gold gilt page tops.

Here is a picture of all four volumes.
Buy this 4-vol. set for $50; price includes shipping.
Note, because of the pen notations I reduced the price by 1/3 its market value.

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Vol. 1 of 3-vol set, "Lincoln Finds A General"

Colume One of three volume set. Author: Kenneth P. Williams. Publisher: The Macmillan Co. Very good condition, some water damage on back cover. Pages clean, good binding. 1949, 1st edition, gold gilt inlay on cover and binding, gold on binding slightly worn. 443 pages, photographs and maps and illustrations.

Here is a picture of the cover.
Also, picture of title page with Lincoln's photo opposite.
Buy this book for $20; price does not include shipping.

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Odd But Rare

Below are odd but rare things for sale.

meteor rock  Meteor

I dug this meteor up in a dry creek bed east of Prescott Arizona in the late 90s while gold prospecting. It was the most exciting find I've ever had. It comes from the giant Barringer meteorite crater, which, as the crow flies, is somewhere around 17 miles NE of where I found it.

It weighs a lot, about the size of a hardball and is pock-marked like you might think all meteors would be. But don't be fooled, many don't look anything at all like it. I took my space rock to the University of Arizona and some teacher there offered to buy it from me, but I turned him down.

It weighs a lot! I estimate it at somewhere north of two pounds. I am asking $1,000 firm for it. I will even supply a letter detailing where I dug it up.

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meteor rock

Three pictures of my meteor: Top Meteor    | Bottom Meteor    | Side Meteor

Rare Hallmark Christmas Ornaments

Note, these are some of the rarest Hallmark Christmas Ornaments that my wife collected over the years - including the boxes they came in. There are so many, I created a page just for these Hallmark Ornaments.

Old, Rare Stock Certificates

Like books, I also collected old stock certificates over the years. These are mostly mining stocks, but there are some from the Civil War era, one in particular is very rare - a Civil War bond from New York.