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Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command by  Douglas Southall FREEMAN - Hardcover - Signed - n.y. - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command

by FREEMAN, Douglas Southall

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, n.y.. Hardcover. Complete 3-volume set. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jackets. lvi, 773pp; xlv, 760pp; xlvi, 862pp. Illustrations, numerous maps (one large foldout). Fine/near fine. A tight and handsome much later printing (undated, but likely 1970s vintage) of Freeman's 1942-44 opus, described by Warren W. Hassler Jr. as "The ablest descriptive and evaluative study of the leading generals... massively documented, movingly written, highly authoritative, and faintly smug." Choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf of first volume is a Typed Note Signed from Freeman, 1p, 8½" X 11", Richmond, VA, 6 December 1950. Addressed to Carl Haverlin (1899-1985), a noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar and radio broadcast pioneer, president of music licensing innovator BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). Near fine. Faint original folds. On imprinted letterhead, Freeman writes this officer of the New York Civil War Round Table: "I congratulate you on starting a New York chapter of the Civil War Round Table, and as I come to New York frequently, I hope sometime to have the pleasure of attending...." Signed with his usual tiny but bold signature in black ink. NEVINS I, 30.


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