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Douglas Southall Freeman
Lee's Lieutenants, a full, three-volume first edition, first printing set signed by the author, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1942. This is Douglas Southall Freeman’s examination of Robert E. Lee’s military strategy - a full, three-volume, first edition, first printing set signed by the author, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. This set features very good plus volumes in good plus or better dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, tight, and clean with bright gilt and sharp corners save lightly bumped Volume Two lower corners. The contents of all volumes are clean, bright, and free of spotting and ownership markings save a penciled signature in each volume and, of course, the author’s signature inked (in his characteristically diminutive hand) near the center of the Volume One front free endpaper recto. All three dust jackets are unclipped, their original "$5.00" prices intact, and are substantially unfaded. Only the red Volume One spine print shows slight sunning. There is some loss to all three jackets at the extremities, most significantly at the Volume One spine ends. The dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. Called "America’s Greatest biographer" by fellow historian Allan Nevins, Douglas Southall Freeman (1886-1953) was the son of a soldier in Robert E. Lee’s Fourth Virginia Artillery who was wounded at the Siege of Petersburg, the Confederate defeat that led to Lee’s retreat and surrender at Appomattox. The young Freeman was profoundly influenced by the wartime experience of his father and fellow Southerners. While attending Johns Hopkins University he was involved in the cataloguing of the Confede … [Click Below for Full Description]
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