Philadelphia, PA: Franklin Printing Company, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to measuring 10" x 7" by 2.25". Deep Indigo board, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Extremely light rubbing to extremities, faint scratch to rear board, and a tiny stain to top edge, near stitching. About fine. 614 pp, with photographic frontis, photographs and rosters, plus two folding maps. Never read through, as many pages remain unopened. Compiled by the Regimental History Committee in accordance with a resolution of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Association. "An exceptionally full, day-by-day chronicle of the regiment first commanded by William W. Averell; indispensable for an insight into Eastern cavalry operations throughout the four years of war." Nevins: Vol. I, p. 143. Dornbusch: Vol. I, p. 31. Four editions were published in English and 23 copies are held by libraries worldwide. The last copy sold at auction sold in 2001 and before that, forty years previous. But none of those descriptions of those auctioned match the superb quality of this copy.
Bright, beautiful edition! Near Fine. Item #74121