WAR OF THE REBELLION; OR, SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS: H.S. Foote 1st 1866
Foote, H.S., WAR OF THE REBELLION; OR, SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS. New York: Harper& Brothers, Publishers, 1866. 1st ed., 12mo (7.625 x 5.5"), good +/n.a., [xii] 440 pp. Brown buckram binding, gilt titling on spine, circular patterned blind stamp in center of front and rear boards, head and tail of spine are worn, light chipping to preliminaries and first page of text, rear hinge has been re-glued. Binding is strong and text complete. First edition copy from the library of James I. "Bud" Robertson, with his bookplate on the paste down. Nevins considers this to be "a disorganized memoir bitterly critical of Jefferson Davis; valuable only for author's experiences in the confederacy" [Nevins II, 56]. Quite the distinctive and collectible book indeed.