John B. Bachelder. Gettysburg: What to See, and How to See It. Embodying Full Information and Visiting the Field. Boston: John B. Bachelder, Publisher, 1873.

    First edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout text with wood-cut illustrations. Large fold-out panorama of the battlefield bound in back. Quarto. vi, 148 pages, [5] advertisements.

    Original green cloth over beveled boards with titles in gilt on the spine; titles and rules stamped in gilt on the front board; and titles stamped in blind on the rear board. Light shelf wear at the extremities. Rear lower corner frayed. All edges gilt. Front free endpaper missing. Former owner's name in ink on the recto of the frontispiece. Contents quite attractive and sound. Map with some tears in the folds and along the edges with some wrinkles due to improper folding over the years. An exceptional copy of the rare first edition in very good condition. A fascinating tourist guide for visiting the Gettysburg battlefield compiled just ten years after the event.

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