THOUSANDS OF MATHEW
Photographic History of the Civil War
grandfather of pictorial histories, this mammoth work is a necessary
part of any Civil War library. The work contains 3,389 images that
constitute an important source on the war's appearanceóits
battlefields, common soldiers, officers, forts, diseases, camp scenes,
army movements, and materiel." Eicher, The Civil War in Books 771.
FIRST EDITIONS of all ten
volumes of Millerís famous photo-documentary of the Civil War.
Millerís work "still remains the major source for photographs of
the Civil War; the greatest single collection of Brady
illustrations" (Allan Nevins). The Mathew Brady photographs
represent the first instance of a comprehensive photo-documentation of a
war. As the New York
reported, Brady had brought "home to us the terrible reality and
earnestness of war."
New York: The Review of
Reviews, 1911. Quarto, original blue cloth gilt. Ten volumes. Only very
minor wear to bindings, with gilt exceptionally bright. A beautiful set,
rare in this condition. $2200.