Boston: A. M. Thayer & Co., 1892. First Edition. Tan leather with titling on spine blocked in maroon leather and impressed in gilt. 6" x 9" pp.  7-1154 followed by 4 pp. of advertisement for "The Oracle of the Age". Includes 125 engravings, maps, and photogravures. Previous owner name on first blank [John G Leach / Warren MA]. Marbled end papers and page edges, very nice. Publisher stamp on fep, and publisher advertisement on yellow paper laid in seeking manuscripts for publication. Very light age toning, but clean and well bound. Leather cover is worn through at the corners, has some scuffing at top right front and ends of spine and rear bottom, spot about the size of a dime on the cover.
MG Benj. Butler chronicles his storied career giving particular note to justifying his service and decisions in the war between the states, as governor of Massachusetts and finally his contributions to the rule of law. Very good, rarely found so nice in the original leather. / not present. Item #977
"General Order No. 28: As the officers and soldiers of the United states have been subject to repeated insults from the women of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous noninterference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United Sates, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation. By command of Major-General Butler." (p. 418).