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Forbes, Edwin
Life Studies Of The Great Army
New York: Harry Johnson, 1876. First Edition. Cloth. Life Studies Of The Great Army by Edwin Forbes. Largo folio, [40 plates]. Publishers cloth, title in gilt on front cover, rear board in cloth with light wear. Paste down on back panel of front board contains a "Descriptive Index" of all the illustrations. Complete set with 40 illustrated copper plate etchings. Occasional wear at edges of plates, toning to plate 1 but not carrying through to subsequent plates, bright otherwise. Housed in custom cloth folio clamshell case. The illustrator of the folio, Edwin Forbes, was known as a "Special Artist," who carried his pad and paper onto the front lines of the Civil War conflict. This work by Forbes won him the gold medal at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. Near fine. Item #1888 Plate titles include the following: 1) The Reveille on the Line of Battle; Tattoo in Camp; 2) The Commissary's Quarters in Winter Camp; 3) Through the Wilderness; 4) A Wagoner's Shanty; A Deserted Pickethut; Mud Huts; 5) The Pontoon Bridges; 6): A Thirsty Crowd at The Old Spring House; Newspapers for the Army; 7) The Leader of the Herd; 8) A Rainy Day on Picket; Washing Day; 9) A Christmas Dinner; 10) A Slave Cabin; The Old Grist Mill; Sam; Got Any Pies for Sale Aunty?; 11) The Newspaper Correspondent; 12) Coffee Coolers; 13) Officers' Winter Quarters; 14) A Scene on the Roadside Near Summer Camp; 15) Returning from Outpost Duty; 16) A Night March; 17) A Halt in the Line of Battle; 18) The Rear of the Column; 19) Stuck in The Mud, A Flank March Across Country During a Thunder Shower; 20) F … [Click Below for Full Description]
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