New York: Henry Holt, 1884. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 313pp. Index. Frontispiece portrait engraving with tissue guard. Green cloth with gilt lettering & decoration; blindstamping to rear cover. Minor wear to extremities; light, general wear & soiling; decorative owner bookplate of James Strohn Copley, journalist and newspaper publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune from 1947 until his death in 1973. A very good plus copy. Laid in is a carte de visite portrait of Winthrop in military uniform. The photographer’s imprint on verso: Charles D. Fredricks & Co. "Specialité" 587 Broadway, New York. Print: 9.1 x 5.6 cm; card: 10.3 x 6.8 cm. Contemporary pencil inscription to verso "Major Theodore Winthrop" as well as notation of subject's death. Light wear to card, small spots to image else near fine. Item #12859
Winthrop (1828-1861) of the 7th New York Infantry was one of the first Union officers killed in the American Civil War at the Battle of Big Bethel on June 10, 1861. This book was created as a memorial to Winthrop by his sister. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.