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    Two Civil War Manuals: An Officer's Manual and a Surgeon's Handbook. These two Civil War military books have an interesting history. The first is a leather-bound copy of Army Officer's Pocket Companion and Manual for Staff Officers in the Field by William Craighill (New York: Van Nostrand, 1862), the book measures 4.25" x 6" and is in very good condition. As written on the inside cover, it was presented to the Royal United Service Institution by the 'US Secretary of War' 0n September 9, 1870. The institution was founded in 1830 and is a military library in London.

    The second volume is a Handbook of Surgical Operations written by Dr. Stephen Smith (New York: Baillere Brothers, 1863). The book measures 4.5" x 6.75" and has some tape repair on the spine. This book was owned by Dr. Bliss, surveyor general of the US Army at Baltimore and is dated October 6, 1865.


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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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