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PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF P. H. SHERIDAN, General United States Army in Two Volumes, The. by  Philip Henry 1831-88 Sheridan - First Edition - from OLD WORKING BOOKS & Bindery (Est. 1994) and Biblio.com

PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF P. H. SHERIDAN, General United States Army in Two Volumes, The.

by Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-88

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New York: Charles L. Webster (Jenkins & McCowan), 1888. Illustrated by Frontis (2), plates (15) and maps (27) some fold-out, (collated). First edition. 2 volumes. Original period brown calf over burgundy pebble leather, gilt topboard emblem rebound in J. Hewit acid free black calf with five raised bands on blue marbled boards and endpapers. Original gilt topboard design of Sheridan waving hat on horseback cut in two and placed on spines of each volume to denote volume, leather spine titles printed gilt. 8vo. pp. 486. Index. Very Good. Internally very good with several archival paper repairs, minor chipping, toning and some old edge dampstain. Marbled edges have faded to a consistent brown 'speckled' edge. Unusual one-of-a-kind binding. [We restore and rebind books and sets]..
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