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The United States Secret Service in the Late War.  Comprising the Author's Introduction to the Leading Men at Washington, with the Origin and Organization of the United States Secret Service Bureau, and a Graphic History of Rich and Exciting Experiences.. by  General La Fayette C Baker - Hardcover - 1889 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The United States Secret Service in the Late War. Comprising the Author's Introduction to the Leading Men at Washington, with the Origin and Organization of the United States Secret Service Bureau, and a Graphic History of Rich and Exciting Experiences..

by Baker, General La Fayette C

Condition: Very Good


Chicago: Waverly Publishing Co., 1889. Handsomely bound copy of this illustrated history of the US Secret Service and its role in the Civil War and beyond. Patriotic Victorian binding in gray cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, silver gilt and red, 398 pages. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs, blue and white plates, and engraved plates printed on a bright orange background. Some rubbing to the extremities, tiny quarter inch hole to the front edge of the spine, front hinge internally reglued and secure, text block sound, pages age-toned but clean, pencil note on preliminary blank, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


  • Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 038966
  • Title: The United States Secret Service in the Late War. Comprising the Author's Introduction to the Leading Men at Washington, with the Origin and Organization of the United States Secret Service Bureau, and a Graphic History of Rich and Exciting Experiences..
  • Author: Baker, General La Fayette C
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Waverly Publishing Co.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1889
  • Keywords: CIVIL WAR SECRET SERVICE PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY WASHINGTON DC AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY
  • Bookseller catalogs: American History and Biography;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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