Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army
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WILLIAM HEARTSILL, 1876

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Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army
William Heartsill, 1876
HEARTSILL, William Williston (1839-1916). Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army. [Marshall, TX: privately printed, 1876.]

First edition presentation copy from the author's son of "the rarest and most coveted book on the American Civil War" (Basic Texas Books). This legendary book was printed by the author on a hand-press and illustrated with albumen photos individually mounted into each copy, including a frontispiece photograph of Captain Samuel J. Richardson in a pair of iconic leopard-skin trousers. "This book would be of considerable interest because of the homespun way in which it was produced, even if it were devoid of any other virtues. It is, however, a good narrative in its own right-of the early days of the war in Texas, of operations in Arkansas and Louisiana, of Heartsill's capture and imprisonment in the North, of his travels through the north to City Point, Virginia, for exchange" (Harwell). Basic Texas Books 89; Harwell, In Tall Cotton 86; Howes H-380 ("b").

Octavo (207 x 148mm). With 61 mounted albumen photographs throughout (occasional spots and dustsoiling, a few photographs a little worn). Contemporary green cloth (recased, worn). Custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. Provenance: gift inscription from Charles Edwin Heartsill to Professor Joseph Jones, dated March 1893 – Charles R. Sanders, Jr (of Halifax County, VA, purchased from the Eberstadts, book label and note).

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