The Civil War: An Illustrated History.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, . Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xix, 425pp. Numerous illustrations (some color), color maps, pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. Item #49108
Pristine, tight and bright sixth printing of this exhaustively illustrated narrative of the war, organized chronologically. Best of all, the front flyleaf bears a fine, archival, decorative-edged bookplate signed boldly in full by James M. McPherson (born 1936), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian who contributes one of this book's chapters. "Based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns," this is the superbly-illustrated companion guide to Ken Burns' groundbreaking Civil War miniseries.