February 20, 2008

I Hate It When This happens

I just logged on to eBay and missed by seconds the opportunity to buy a unique Gettysburg tour guide book from 1924 for a few bucks. This softcover is titled Gettysburg: What They Did Here and runs about 165 pages. It bills itself as the "Standard Historical Guide on the Battle" and is a reprint of the very scarce 1892 first printing. This version is profusely illustrated with plates and portraits and has a large folding map of the battlefield inside. A nice item if you like old pictures of the battlefield. Ample copies on ABE with reprint copies running from $11 to $85. Caveat emptor.

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