The Great Rebellion a History of the CIVIL War in the United States
Hartford, CT: Hurlbut, Williams & Company, 1863. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Two Volume Set. Early printings. Dated 1863 & 1866. First Book published by Hurlbut, Williams & Company, the second volume by American Book Company. 506 pp. +  ad; -702 pp. The books are in Good+ condition and were issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have bumping, rubbing, nicking and small chips and fraying to the spine ends and corners. Both book spines have been reglued, on one hinge. There is noticeable cracking and wear to the front spine joints. The text pages generally clean, but noticeably toned and burned. The endpapers and pastedown pages have ink stamped names and addresses from a former owner, along with inked signatures and a previous owner's Chinese "Chop". There are two frontispiece illustrations, the first of Abraham Lincoln, the second an image of a battle, including flag, cannons, and cannoneers, and J. T. Headley's name. There is a laid in advertisement for this set with an agent's signature and note. The set is in generally solid condition. The brown paper covered boards have matched embossing and spine decorations, with the exception for a gilt stamped image on the front cover of volume one. "Joel Tyler Headley (December 30, 1813 – January 16, 1897) was an American clergyman, historian, author, newspaper editor and politician who served as Secretary of State of New York. He was born at Walton, New York to a Presbyterian clergyman father, and he determined to take up the same occupation. He graduated from Union College in 1839 and took a course in theology at the Auburn Theological Seminary in Auburn, New York. After being ordained, he preached at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, but soon had to give up his profession due to the strain, going to Europe in 1842. He turned to history writing, producing many works on various subjects. His writings were among the first to call attention to the Adirondack Mountains as a health resort, and his best known work is The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution. He later accepted the solicitations of Horace Greeley and became associate editor of the New York Tribune. " (from Wikipedia). Good+ .
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Keywords: Civil War J. T. Headley Joel Tyler Headley The Union War Between The States Civil War