Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1912. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Item #6498
Octavo. xxvi, 496 pp., frontis, ports, plates. First edition. As issued, in red cloth with title in gold on the front cover and spine; all plates and portraits are present as called for; lacking scarce dust jacket. A fairly nice copy with some faint staining to the back board; spine a bit darkened; only light softening to the spine ends; internally, there is a closed tear to the bottom margin of the table of contents leaf where it was lightly adhered to the verso of the last leaf of the preface.
Of this book Gallagher writes, "Early completed his narrative shortly after the war but published on the chapters from the Overland campaign through the end of the conflict in A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence.... Early's niece Ruth brought out the full narrative eighteen years after her uncle's death.... Early's book belongs on any short shelf of the most important books on the Army of Northern Virginia" In Taller Cotton 71. Howes E-12 "aa"; CWB II, 54. This copy from the library of Eppa Hunton IV with his name and address stamp on the front pastedown. Additionally there is a pencil notation on the front free endpaper identifying passages in the text relating to his grandfather, Confederate General William H. Payne. Some pencil marginalia relating to General Payne.