1863. Item #80443
FREMONT, Jessie Benton. DIE LIEBGARDE. EINE GESCHICHTE AUS DEM KRIEGE. Boston: Ticknor und Fields, 1863. First German-language edition of The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the [American Civil] War, issued in the same year and by the same publisher as the first edition. 187 pp. 18mo., publisher's deep green cloth binding, gilt-stamped title to spine, blind-stamped frames and a central device ( a butterfly above a saber) on sides; brown coated endpapers. Book label on front pastedown. Binding shows general light soiling and some wear at heel, crown and corner tips. Text leaves are clean but for some occasional light soiling at fore-margin. Some English-language poetry, written in pencil, on verso of half-title and one of the rear fly-leaves. A very good copy of the rare German-language edition. This book recounts the events leading up to, and Mrs. Fremont's frustration with, her husband's dismissal as the commander of the Department of the West, from July to November 1861. Before being published as a book by Ticknor and Fields in 1863, this story of John Charles Fremont's uncompleted campaign first appeared in a series of articles for the Atlantic Monthly, which was also published by Ticknor and Fields. (Sabin 25835; DAB; NAW v 1, p. 670-1).