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    SIGNED ROBERT ANDERSON CDV AND LIMITED EDITION FORT SUMTER BOOK. A handsome Brady image of Robert Anderson, the Union officer in command of Fort Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War, standing in uniform with arms folded holding his kepi at his side. Inscribed the month following the fall of Fort Sumter. The 1st Artillery insignia is clearly visible on the front of the kepi. There is an old penciled biographical sketch of Anderson on the verso. The image has slightly toned, slightly soiled at the edges, and there is a bit of old adhesive tape on the verso, else it is in very good condition. Anderson has signed and dated the CDV at the lower edge: "Sincerely & affectionately yours Robert Anderson Cin. Ohio May 26/61". The image is sold with a limited edition copy of Fort Sumter Memorial (New York: Edwin C. Hill, 1915), limited to 750 copies, 65 pages, illustrated, salmon colored boards with maroon cloth shelf back, paper title label on spine, 4to (7.25" x 11"), significant shelf wear especially at the corners, head and foot of spine, some light ex-library pencil marks, ex-lib book plate on the front pastedown, hinges starting, else good condition. The CDV of Anderson was at one time taped to the memorial dedication page but has since come loose. Rather than being reviled for surrendering Fort Sumter, Anderson became something of a hero and this book certainly elevates him to that status.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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