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Book Condition: Very Good
A beautiful copy of this scarce set of Civil War-related lithographic plates. Of particular interest because it was an early published set of plates depicting the ongoing war. Oblong folio, 33 by 43.5 cm. Complete, with 20 lithographic plates. Condition: plates have occasional light marginal soiling, with a few plates having a very thin band of soiling along an edge. The illustrations themselves are uniformly sharp and bright, and overall the plates read as clean. The binding has the original moire shallowy grooved cloth, with the spine rebacked in a matching brass brown color that makes the repair fairly inconspicuous. A few short closed tears repaired. There are some small rub spots and stains on the original cloth. The boards have a gentle vertical bend or center bulge, which is scarcely an issue. With a newer paper title label laid on the front board with graphics closely resembling what we believe was the original title label.