Wright's Official History of the Spanish American War
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Sold Date: 07/08/2009
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
Wright’s Official History of the Spanish American War , 1900The title page states A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Cuban Rebellion, the Causes that Involved the United States , and a Complete Narrative of Our Conflict with Spain on Land and Sea Supplemented with Fullest Information Respecting Cuba , Puerto Rico , the Philippines and Hawaii , Their Climate, Commerce, Productions, History And People Embellished with 1500 original illustrations by the great war artists, and pictures of war scenes by its correspondents and photographers. Twenty- four illustrators and photographers are listed. Complied and written directly from Official Records at Washington , with the Endorsement of the President, Secretary of War, and the Commanding Officers of the Army and Navy. by General Marcus Wright of the War Records Office in Washington , published in 1900. Obviously, it is a invaluable resource for the history of the War. But I find it most striking for the many double-paged illustrations by many of the finest illustrators of that age. The book is elephant folio sized (17 ¼� X 12 ½� X 2 ¼�), and has 617 pages, plus a copy of the Peace Treaty and a Chronology of the War. T are double-paged photographs and maps, including a small number in color. The double-paged maps and illustrations are tipped in, providing a fine appearance. (A few of those photos seem to show a discoloration down the center of the picture, but that is just a shadow somehow from the flash.) It has an extensive Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. The book states that it was sold by subscription only. The book is in Poor condition due to the cover, with the greatest damage to the spine, as shown. Pages have some yellowing and foxing. I noticed one torn page, with nothing missing. Several pages are detached from the spine, but present and undamaged. The frontispiece, a photo of McKinley, has a wrinkle. Present, as found, in the book is a supplement to the Washington Post, June 28, 1959 titled “Cuba Speaks to America ” with Castro on the front. Please email me with any questions you may have. The book is returnable if not as described. If you are interested in the Spanish American War, please note that in the next week or two I will be selling this book: Cuba: Los Primeros Anos de Independencia by Dr. Rafael Martinez Ortiz, printed in Havana in 1911. T is an inscription by the author, written in Paris in May, 1914 Please feel free to inquire about it.
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