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    John B. Bachelder. Descriptive Key to the Painting of Longstreet's Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg. (July 3, 1863) Historically Arranged by John B. Bachelder, and Painted by James Walker. Embracing a Brief Outline of the Battle, Showing Relative Positions of the Contending Forces, and Explaining the Points of Local and Military Interest Delineated by the Artist. With Appendix. Containing Private Letters and Official Reports From Both Armies, Showing the Authorities for the Painting; With a Complete Index of the Officers and Troops Mentioned. New York: Published by the author, 1870.

    First edition. Quarto. 94 pages. Fold-out "Isometrical" drawing of the Gettysburg battlefield rendered by the author bound in back. Fourteen steel-engraved portraits (one used as frontispiece) with tissue guards and two engraved vignettes. Facsimile document from Major General George Meade certifying the accuracy of Bachelder's illustration of the battlefield bound in front.

    Brown cloth over beveled boards with titles and floral decoration stamped in gilt on the spine and front and back boards. All edges gilt. Gift inscription on the second front free endpaper dated 1930. Light shelf wear, mainly at the corners. Engravings have ghosted against their tissue guards else a superb copy in near fine condition.


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