Hardcover, red blind-stamped cloth with heavily gilt spine. 700 pages, with 8 page publisher’s catalog appended. Illustrated with 8 full page steel engravings, frontispiece portrait of author and a second page containing four portraits engraved from photographs, and 8 full page color plates of battle flags, etc., [7 Union and one Confederate]. All tissue guards present and intact on plates. Early printing, second impression of this distaff narrative of the war. Mary Livermore was an American journalist, abolitionist, and suffragette. After the out-break of war she became affiliated with the United States Sanitary Commission and helped organize the great fair in 1863, at Chicago. Her work brought her involved her in all aspects of health services, administration and fund-raising attendant to military operations during the Civil War. No previous ownership marks. Light wear to cloth covers, with some fraying to spine ends and tips and small chip at upper rear gutter / spine. Interior is quite clean with only marginal foxing to plates; frontispiece shows overall light foxing and small stain at fore-edge, barley visible on title-page as well. Overall a clean, sound, tight copy with strong hinges and no cracking to decorative end-papers. Text is clean and unmarked, as are image areas of plated. Good+.