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Many of our Biblio booksellers offer antique and rare Civil War books that would add great value to your book collection. Some of these books go into great detail about the American Civil War, and some these selections include maps and posters from the Civil War era. Browse our collection of rare Civil War books for your next great find.

BATTLES OF GETTYSBURG by Ditterline, Theodore


From E. C. Rare Books


ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES. Published Under the Direction of the Hons. Redfield Proctor, Stephen B. Elkins, and Daniel S. Lamont, Secretaries of War by Cowles Captain Calvin D. [Compiler]

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891-1895. 3 volumes. FIRST EDITION. With 175 numbered double-page lithographed color maps and plates on 178 sheets by Bien. Large folio, original bright red cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the upper co…

From Buddenbrooks, Inc.


Sherman; Fighting Prophet. by [FORE-EDGE PAINTING; CIVIL WAR]. LEWIS, Lloyd

New York:: Harcourt, Brace, 1932., 1932. 8vo. xii, 690 pp. Frontis. (portrait of Sherman), plates, index. Deluxe binding in contemporary navy blue crushed levant gilt, purple watered-silk moire endleaves, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, upper cover with …

From Jeff Weber Rare Books



Waynesboro, Pennsylvania: Privately written, 1863., 1863. First edition. A fascinating eyewitness account written by an unnamed resident of the town of Waynesboro, Pa., concerning Confederate troop activity in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border in the…



Manual of Rifle Practice by Wingate, George W

George Wingate entered the Civil War as a private in the New York State Guard. He soon discovered that the militia had very poor shooting skills, and devoted himself to correcting that failing. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Captai…

From Montana Bindery


Printed letter, signed in ink, to the Governor of New York (DeWitt Clinton), dated February 16th, 1826. by H. Johnson

No Binding. Very Good. Printed letter, signed in ink, from H. Johnson, Governor of Louisiana, to the Governor of New York (DeWitt Clinton), dated February 16th, 1826, stating that the state of Louisiana rejects Ohio's plan for the gradual emancipation of…

From George Robert Minkoff, Inc.


[Confederate Imprint] A MANUAL OF MILITARY SURGERY by (Chisolm, John Julian) By Order of the Surgeon General

Richmond Virginia: Ayers & Wade, 1863. Very good. 12 mo. (7 x 4 1/2 inches) 298 + (1) pages, 30 lithographed black and white plates, bound neatly in half-cloth style with binder's tape, and old marbled paper wrappers, a few leaves browned."This was the s…

From Caravan Book Store


Panorama of the Mississippi Valley and its Fortifications by Magnus, Charles

New York: Charles Magnus, 1863. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+/No Jacket. An extremely scarce map titled "Panorama of the Mississippi Valley and its Fortifications", which illustrates the theater of war that was the Mississip…

From Cedar Tree Antiques


Colton's New Topographical Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, showing also eastern Tennessee, and parts of other adjoining states; all the Fortifications, Military Stations, Rail Roads, Common Roads and other internal improvements.; [Cover reads: Colton's Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware...] by Colton, J.H

New York: J.H. Colton, 1864. Brown pebbled cloth cover stamped in blind and gilt is in pristine condition. 82 x 110 cm unfolded; 10 x 16 cm folded. Full original hand coloring on onion-skin paper. Very Good. Professionally repaired tear around section a…

From Blue Whale Books, ABAA


The Life Record of H. W. Graber: A Terry Texas Ranger 1861-1865 by H. W. Graber

Three quarter leather and cloth, frontis., (portrait of H. W. Graber), 442 pp., preface. An extensive narratives relating to the 8th Texas Cavalry and his reminiscences of early Ellis and Dallas Counties. His experiences during the Civil War include his b…

From Miracle Enterprises


The Army Paymaster's Manual, or Collection of Official Rules, or the Information and Guidance of Officers of the Pay Department of the United States Army, Tables of the Monthly Pay, Subsistence, and of the Daily Pay of the Army; by Eaton, J. H. (compiler)

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864. Two volumes in one, bound with: Eaton, J.H. Supplement to Army Paymaster's Manual, to include March 4, 1865. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1865. Stamped in gilt front cover "A. H. McDonald, …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA: Begun and Held at the Capitol in the City of Richmond, on Tuesday, the First Day of April, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Two--Being the Eighty-Sixth Year of the Commonwealth.

Richmond: James E. Goode, 1862. Extra Session.  452 pages + appendices of 31 documents and an index of 44 pages.  There is a bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper for Lee Garnett Day, the grandson of William H. Day, member of the Virginia Se…

From Tennyson Williams, Books and Fine Art


HARPER'S Pictorial History of the Civil War Part First and Part Second by Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden

New York: McDonnell Bros., 1866 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large brown two-volume Civil War book set with a gilt cover title! 5 inch top spine cover chip & 1.5-inch bottom spine chip to volume 1. …

From Rose City Books


General Order. The Commanding General regrets to learn … by [Civil War] [Broadside]. Copeland, R. Morris, A.A. Gen. & Maj of Vol., by order of General N.P. Banks

Charlestown, [Virginia]: Head Quarters, Banks' Division, Charlestown, March 5, 1862. First edition. Folio (13.5" x 10"), letterpress broadside printed on thin paper in black ink. Accompanied by a manuscript version of the text (single sheet, 2 pages) whic…

From Citation Books, ABAA/ ILAB


A Unique Mid-Nineteenth Century Scrapbook, Containing Numerous Political Newspaper Clippings and Republican Campaign Edition For The Million: Containing The Republican Platform, The Lives of Fremont And Dayton , with Beautiful Steel Engravings of Each... by Republican Party Campaign

Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1856. This was the platform for the first national Presidential election (1856) with a Republican candidate, John C. Frémont. A RARE publication in its own right ( Rare Book Hub notes last copy appearing in a deale…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


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