New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iii-xiv, 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. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author with tissue guard, 9 full page maps and illustrations, a two page facsimile, and several smaller illustrations. Nevins I 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. Very near Fine. Item #00008186
Very near Fine with few hints of wear to the extremities and a bit of darkening to the textblock.