New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 678 pp. Bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering and red and gold decorations on the front board and gilt lettering and two gold star decorations inset in a black bar with gilt bordering (the "shoulder strap") on the spine. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 9 full page maps and illustrations, a two page facsimile, and several smaller illustrations. Nevins 124. Published after McClellan's death in 1885, this is an account of McClellan's Civil War experiences in which he vigorously defends his decisions and his conduct during the war (both of which were subject to heavy criticism at the time and continue to be viewed unfavorably by scholars). A beautiful copy of this important Civil War book. Near Fine. Item #00007287
Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, tiny stamp on free front endpaper, few hints of wear to the extremities.