Williamson, James J., MOSBY'S RANGERS: A RECORD OF OPERATIONS 1896 1st/1st
Williamson, James J., MOSBY'S RANGERS: A RECORD OF OPERATIONS of the FORTY-THIRD BATTALION VIRGINIA CAVALRY, from its ORGANIZATION TO THE SURRENDER, from the DIARY OF A PRIVATE, SUPPLEMENTED AND VERIFIED WITH OFFICIAL REPORTS OF FEDERAL OFFICERS AND ALSO OF MOSBY; with PERSONAL REMINISCENCES, SKETCHES OF SKIRMISHES, BATTLES AND BIVOUACS, DASHING RAIDS AND DARING ADVENTURES, SCENES AND INCIDENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MOSBY'S COMMAND., New York: Ralph B. Kenyon Publisher, 1896. Blue cloth hardcover w/gilt titling to spine and front board w/gilt stamp of Mosby engaged in combat, 8vo (8.875 x 5.75"), very good + / n.a., 511pp w/index.
Spine lightly rubbed at the head and tail as are the corners and edges of the boards, hinges possibly repaired at some point but well done, previous owner's signature on front free fly leaf dated 1910, 1/4" chip missing from head/fore-edge corner of front free fly-leaf also, very light age-toning, front hinge a little loose, else fine.
The legend of the Gray Ghost lives on in this distinguished tome written by a member of the famed fighting force. Though quite the historical artifact without doubt; should one care to read it the book is riveting from first page to last. Quite the distinctive tome have we here - and a wonderful sector of Captured Tyme!