Philadelphia, PA: U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1864. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine. Item #008019
8vo., (2)283pp. Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission By King & Baird. Gorgeous First Edition of this official report, with eyewitness testimony and medical evidence about the treatment of prisoners of the Civil War. Beautifully bound in original purple pebbled cloth with borders blind-stamped on front board. Titling in gilt on front board and spine; blind-stamped on rear board. Four gruesome black & white plates of emaciated soldiers held in captivity. Map of the notorious Andersonville prison. Square, tight and clean throughout with some fairly mild scattered spotting. Very light wear to edges and tips. Board edges and spine panel mildly toned with titling just starting to fade but still solid. Very well-preserved indeed. Very faint stamp of previous owner, George R. Brush M.D., US Navy, a Civil War veteran himself, who served as a surgeon and medical inspector from 1861-1894. A very handsome collectable copy and fairly uncommon in this condition.