Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL WAR.) National Celebration of Union Victories: Grand Military and Civic Procession [extra-illustrated]. Extra-illustrated with 19 plates. 72 pages. Tall 8vo, contemporary 1/2 morocco over marbled boards, moderate wear, with original printed front wrapper bound in; moderate foxing to plates, text leaves largely protected by interleaving. New York, 1865

Additional Details

This celebration was held in New York's Union Square on 6 March 1865 to celebrate "the surrender of Savannah, the fall of Charleston, the re-possession of Sumter, and other brilliant successes of Union arms." A grander celebration might have attended the fall of Richmond and Lee's surrender, but that was more than a month away. The report gives the parade's order of march, and preserves several speeches by civic leaders. This copy is extra-illustrated with 18 engraved portraits of military and civilian leaders (several by Alexander Hay Ritchie) plus the engraved title page of a different book, Orville Victor's "The History, Civil, Political & Military, of the Southern Rebellion." Sabin 51942. None traced at auction since a similar extra-illustrated copy appeared at Parke-Bernet in 1939.