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Lee, Robert E)
Lee at Petersburg" and "Lee at the Soldiers' Prayer Meeting": two original wood engraving blocks
Probably originally printed in Appleton's Journal, New York, 1864. 1 vols. Blocks are each approximately 4-1/4 x 6-5/8 inches and one inch thick. Original Wood Engraving Blocks of Robert E. Lee. Two very fine engraved blocks, used to illustrate a periodical of the day. Both are well-composed, with numerous figures, and featuring Lee in a central role. The "Prayer Meeting" block is signed "Richardson Sc" [possibly the artist and wood engraver James H. Richardson] in the block; "Petersburg" bears in the block the name of the engraver John Filmer. Filmer did a number of engravings for Appleton's Journal, and that is likely the publication in which this block, and possibly both of them, originally appeared. Each block has a slight crack where the original segments were joined; else fine 1 vols. Blocks are each approximately 4-1/4 x 6-5/8 inches and one inch thick [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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