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Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monument erected by the City of Manchester, N.H., to the Men who periled their Lives to save the Union in the late Civil War, September 11, 1879

FIRST EDITION. Manchester, N.H.: Mirror Steam Printing, 1880.

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume features red cloth covers with bevelled edges and gilt illustration on front, as well as gilt text on rounded spine.

  • Book displays commensurate overall wear and aging.

  • Covers are minimally faded, with some scuffing, as well as two small white stains on back. 

  • Boards display some edgewear, with occasional bumping along edges, and to corners. Boards are minimally exposed at corners. 

  • Spine shows minor fading, and some black staining along shoulders.

  • Spine ends are softened and frayed with a little more pronounced fading.

  • Binding is overall secure though a little fragile, with illustration following page 47 partially detached, halfway along bound edge.

  • Frontispiece is gently toned, is protected behind tissue guard, and has a crease 2" across foot corner, that persists on preceding pages. Tissue guard is chipping along bound edge. (See photos)

  • Illustrations are gently toned and protected behind tissue guards. Illustrations are overall well preserved.

  • First illustration in text (following table of contents) shows some foxing that persists on tissue guard. (See photos)

  • Blank page between table of contents and first illustration has a rectangular shadow, 8" across foot corner, with some foxing on same area on facing page.

  • Interior is gently toned, with rare marginal spots and smudges.

  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 

  • Textblock edges display commensurate toning with faded ink on head.

  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.

  • SC20200227

126 pages. 7 x 10.5 inches.

Antiquarian book features red cloth covers with gilt illustration on front, and gilt text on rounded spine. Edges of boards are bevelled.

Volume features plates with people and monument. Includes a table of contents and list of illustrations.

The Monument commemorating the heroes of the Civil War in Manchester is one of the great historical tributes. This volume is a detailed narration of the ceremony which took place at the dedication of the monument, together with a description of the monument itself and an account of the proceedings of the ceremony. The laying of the corner-stone is also narrated, as well as the report of the building committee. This is a valuable piece of Americana commemorating one of the key conflicts in United States history.

The Manchester Civil War Monument was dedicated in 1877 and is a bronze statue of a Union soldier standing on a granite base. The city of Manchester took an active part in the Civil War, dispatching more than 200 men in various Massachusetts units.

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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