Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Life of Johnny Reb / The Life of Billy Yank. 2 Vols. in matching slipcase [SIGNED]

Baton Rough and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1978. Reissue, Limited edition. Hardcover. 427/500 signed by Wiley on colophon. Quarto. 444, 454pp. Original brown leatherette over tan cloth with gilt lettering and images of soldiers on spine, housed in matching sienna cloth slipcase. Anthracite top edges and endpapers. Frontispiece photographs. The lives of two soldiers, one of the Confederacy, the other of the Union. Preface on Reb: "The common soldier of the Confederacy has for a long time borne the title of Johnny Reb. The name seems to have originated from the practice of Yankees who called out, "Hello, Johnny" or "Howdy, Reb" to opponents across the picket line." Preface on Yank: "My immediate reason for undertaking this book was to get acquainted with the foes of Johnny Reb. I wanted to know what sort of men they were, what caused them to fight, how they reacted to combat, what they thought about the land and people of Dixie, how well they stood up under the strain of prolonged conflict, what they thought of their leaders, and how they compared with their opposites in gray." Fine condition. Item #45387
ISBN: 0807104779

Price: $125.00

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