CAMPAIGN OF CHANCELLORSVILLE, by John Bigelow - 1910 [Ltd Ed]


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The Campaign of Chancellorsville: A Strategic and Tactical Study

by John Bigelow 

SIGNED by Civil War Book Club President, as part of an exclusive set of 150 for this limited edition. Includes all NINE maps in rear pocket.

LIMITED EDITION, No. 923 of 1000 Copies. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1910.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume features red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine.
  • Appears complete in every way.
  • Book displays gentle overall aging and wear.
  • Covers exhibit gentle to minor edgewear, with a little rubbing and bumping to corners. Foot corner of front shows a little more pronounced bumping. (See photos) 
  • Back board is slightly bowed inwards. 
  • Spine shows some light fading with softening to head, and minimally to foot.
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Illustrations and maps inside are well preserved, with gentle toning and little wear. 
  • Front endpapers display notable foxing along foot edges, that continue, yet fade, on same areas of limitation page. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently toned throughout. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show commensurate toning, with a few smudges to foot and fore edges, and some foxing and dust to head.
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528 pages. 8 x 11.5 inches.

Antique binding features red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. 

Book features fold-out maps and illustrations, as well as NINE additional full maps contained in pocket on back pastedown.

This has been called the greatest study of a military campaign ever compiled. The principal engagement of the campaign of Chancellorsville, the battle of Chancellorsville, was one of the major conflicts of the American Civil War. After having culminated in that battle, the campaign produced one of the most stunning and ambivalent Confederate victories of the American Civil War. It pitted the Major General Joseph Hooker's Union army of the Potomac against a Confederate army less than half its size. This remarkable strategical analysis lets us in on the cunning and skill that led to such a victory. The most determinant moves are detailed through maps and diagrams, and narrated with captivating insight and a concern for accuracy that make the book a masterpiece.

John Bigelow (1817-1911) was an American lawyer and statesman. Starting off his career as a reform Democrat, he helped the victory of the Union army during the Civil War by participating in blocking the attempts of France and the United Kingdom to intervene in favor of the Confederacy. He is the author of various other works including an Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, published in 1868. 

EDITION POINTS: Limited Edition, No. 923 of 1000 Copies. Signed by the President of the Civil War Book Club. "The Last One Hundred and Fifty Copies of this classic work, acclaimed by many authorities as the greatest study of a military campaign ever compiled, have been made available to a limited number of members of the Civil War Book Club"

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