V.p., chiefly Richmond, also Montgomery, AL; Talladega, AL; Raleigh, NC: 1861-1865.
8vo. A Collection of Confederate Imprints from the Rebel Archive. Mostly in fine condition, many stamped in purple ink with “Rebel Archives, War Department, Record Division” and some with 19th-century deaccession stamp, “Adjutant General’s Office, Division of Confederate Archives,” housed in ring binders and a cloth clamshell box cf. Parrish & Willingham. Item #257499
A large collection of 296 Confederate imprints mostly comprising government publications, including Acts of Congress; Congressional committee reports; Senate and House bills and amendments; House committee reports; Messages from the President; Army circulars and orders; reports from various agencies, including the Indian Affairs Office, Justice Department, Navy Department, Patent Office, Postmaster-General, and Public Printing; communications from the Secretary of the Treasury; and state publications from Alabama and North Carolina.
Most of the volumes were deaccessioned from the “Rebel Archives,” a collection of Confederate imprints, records, and papers gathered at the end of the Civil War by the office of the Secretary of War. The archive was used in protecting the United States government against claims arising from the war, settling pensions, and for historical purposes.
Highlights of the collection include:
— Inaugural address of President Davis. Montgomery, Ala, 1861 (P&W 895). Disbound, with loss to title-page and margins
— “Message from the President, and report of Albert Pike, Commissioner of the Confederate States to the Indian nations …” Richmond, 1861 (P&W 904)
— [Report of the Acting-Commissioner of Indian Affairs]. [Richmond, 1862] (P&W 1661)
— [Communications from the Secretary of War and the Attorney General relative to whether the government holds … itself liable for the value of slaves impressed by its authority …] [Richmond, 1863] (P&W 2313)
— The conscription act — Letter from the Secretary of War. [Raleigh, 1862] (P&W 3379)
— Message of the President Vetoing the Medical Bill … October 13, 1862 (P&W deest; OCLC: 150461285 (1 copy))
A full list of the collection by Parrish & Willingham number is available on request.
Price: $45,000.00 Free International Delivery