"The Epic Work On Confederate Army": First Editions of Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command; In the Original Dust Jackets, Volume One Signed By Freeman
Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command.
Freeman, Douglas Southall.$1,500.00
Item Number: 79090
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950-51.
First editions of each volume of Southall Freeman’s classic work. Three volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Volume one is signed by Douglas Southall Freeman on the front free endpaper. Each volume is near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A very nice set.
"One of the epic works on the Confederate armies, these exhaustively researched and brilliantly written volumes deserve to be read by all Civil War students. Freeman employs an amazing quantity of information, much of it gleaned from Confederate sources in Richmond, and he is an interesting and intelligent writer, offering insights into a multiplicity of actions and personalities. The three hefty volumes cover the period following Sumter to the end of the Peninsular campaign, Second Bull Run to Chancellorsville, and the Gettysburg campaign to wars end" (Eicher 971).