Washington DC: Privately Published, 1899. Copy 1898 by Edward J. Stanley. Deep green buckram with titling on spine in gilt and avenging angel and American crest on the cover also in gilt. 12.5" x 17.5" folio with grand, full page illustrations, chromolithographic plates of flags and insignia, including seven fold-out panoramas (measuring up to 44" x 17.5"), marbled edges on all three sides. Rarely found in such a well preserved condition: some wear through at the corners and top/bottom of spine, rubbing along the edges and a small circular impression on the cover. All pages are present and bound in, the spine is a bit loose as you would expect from a book this size which has likely provided many hours of enjoyment before the electronic age. Occasional small closed tears from turning pages without extreme care, some chipping on one of the fold out pages which was folded out often. All-in-all this is a wonderful book commemorating the American soldiers of the late 19th Century. Near Very Good. Item #981
"Authentic Articles by eminent officials on the uses of a Navy, closing days of conflict, origin and meaning of Corp Badges, object and status of The Grand Army of the Republic and Confederate Veterans Association." (Title Page.