MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE A CRITICAL NARRATIVE
Alexander, E.P., General, MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE A CRITICAL NARRATIVE, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. First edition forest green cloth hardcover w/gilt titling on spine only, facsimile signature beneath frontispiece (not an actual signature), 8vo (9x6"), very good / n.a., 2 port. (incl. frontis), maps (1 fold), [xviii] 634 pp. General rubbing to tail edges, particularly noticeable at the spine and front corners, head of text block dust soiled with small amount of moisture staining not effecting inner text, rear hinge has been repaired with cloth tape at some point, overall a nice tight binding, no noticeable foxing, fold out map at rear is in superb condition. This is a contemporary first edition tall cotton selection. E.P. Alexander was a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, Chief of Artillery, Longstreet's Corps. [Nicholson p.13, Broadfoot, p.8]. "This incisive narrative has been acclaimed as the best critique for operations of the Army of Northern Virginia; Alexander was one of only three Confederate artillerists to attain the rank of general." [Nevins, I p.50] - quite the distinctive book indeed.