Memphis: Southern Publishing House, 1861. First Thus. Hard Cardboard boards. Book has been used and shows it. Not abused and still fully functional. There is a diagram that I believe has been moved from inside the text to a prominent place at the manual's beginning. About 25-35% of this diagram has been excised. The pages are typical Confederate imprint, some with color change, some not, some with foxing, much not. The spine is chipped but holding nicely. Believe it to be in its original binding. / None. Item #566
THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER EARLY CONFEDERATE IMPRINT FROM MEMPHIS.
Two volumes in one. Contains many illustrations. Hardee's work was publisher by both sides and credit was often given to the compiler, not Hardee. It can be found in editions of one (this one), two, and three volumes. An interesting publishers note states the supply of this work to the South was cut off by the Federals necessitating this volume to be printed immediately. It was also stated that the need for this information was critical to the Confederate forces.
There are pencil annotations on the inside of the front board. Unfortunately, no name. Has "Book, Roanoke County of Virginia. Det 7 1861."
Housed in a stiff cardboard folder with a clamshell pocket.