Rare 1865 CIVIL War Escape From Confederate Prison 1st Edition Illustrated Gift
From 1865, the last year of the Civil War, a remarkable first edition: The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon and the Escape, by Albert D. Richardson, correspondent of the New York Tribune. Published in Hartford, Connecticut by the American Publishing Co. Sized 9x6 inches, bound in period cloth with gilt titles, 512 pages. One of the better copies we have seen.
Richardson was famous for his escape from Confederate prisons. The success of this book was made possible by door to door salesmanship in mid-Victorian America. Mark Twain was inspired by Richardson's sales and moved to Hartford as a result, signing up with Richardson's American Publishing Co.
An interesting owner stamp, William Van Nostrand. The item "RARE 1865 CIVIL WAR ESCAPE FROM CONFEDERATE PRISON 1ST EDITION ILLUSTRATED GIFT" is in sale since Saturday, October 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "antiquebookcentral" and is located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year Printed: 1865
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
- Binding: Fine Binding
- Region: North America
- Illustrator: PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED
- Author: ALBERT D. RICHARDSON
- Subject: Military & War
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Language: English
- Character Family: 1865 CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE PRISON ESCAPE FIRST
- Publisher: AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO.
- Place of Publication: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition