Princeton, WV: 1887. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #5994
12mo. 437, [1 blank], ix (index), [1 blank]. First Edition, signed and inscribed by Johnston in pencil on the first blank. Recased in black buckram with original front cover laid down; textblock trimmed, in places very closely trimmed. Printing quality is erratic throughout, as usual with first edition copies of this book. There are contemporary ink editorial corrections scattered throughout the text. One page spread toward the end has offsetting from what must have been a newspaper clipping; a few leaves have some spotting in the bottom margin, otherwise a clean copy, solidly recased. Robert Krick writes of the narrative, Johnston's "valuable descriptions of battlefield experiences share space with a detailed, unpretentious description of solider life. A well-annotated index of Johnston's company appears at the end of the narrative" In Taller Cotton 118. Remarkably uncommon, all the more so signed and inscribed by Johnston. Dornbusch II, 1342; Howes J-159; Nevins I, 114.