1889 Civil War Secret Service Wilkes Booth Lincoln Assassination Baker

BAKER, La Fayette C

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A beautiful, decorative first edition of the history of “The United States Secret Service.” This book, by General La Fayette Baker, deals with the interactions in the American government as well as Baker’s views on the role slavery played in the Civil War. Other important events discussed include: Wilson’s Raid, Abraham Lincoln speeches, organization of the First District Cavalry, role of women in the Civil War and more.

 

The most interesting chapter, however, is the chapter on famous assassinations throughout history including:

  • Eglon, King of Moab
  • Julius Caesar
  • James I of England
  • Marat, the French Revolution leader
  • Alexander of Russia
  • Abraham Lincoln

 

The portion on Abraham Lincoln features an engraving of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, being killed in a tobacco barn by Richard Garrett. Other engravings relating to Booth include him crossing the Potomac and his secret burial. This book also settled many disputes that arose during the Civil War.

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1889 Civil War Secret Service Wilkes Booth Lincoln Assassination Baker

 

A beautiful, decorative first edition of the history of “The United States Secret Service.” This book, by General La Fayette Baker, deals with the interactions in the American government as well as Baker’s views on the role slavery played in the Civil War. Other important events discussed include: Wilson’s Raid, Abraham Lincoln speeches, organization of the First District Cavalry, role of women in the Civil War and more.

 

The most interesting chapter, however, is the chapter on famous assassinations throughout history including:

  • Eglon, King of Moab
  • Julius Caesar
  • James I of England
  • Marat, the French Revolution leader
  • Alexander of Russia
  • Abraham Lincoln

 

The portion on Abraham Lincoln features an engraving of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, being killed in a tobacco barn by Richard Garrett. Other engravings relating to Booth include him crossing the Potomac and his secret burial. This book also settled many disputes that arose during the Civil War.

 

Item number: #16717

Price: $499

 

BAKER, La Fayette C

 

The United States Secret Service in the late war : comprising the author’s introduction to the leading men at Washington, with the origin and organization of the United States Secret Service Bureau, and a graphic history of rich and exciting experiences, North and South

 

Reading, PA: Lyttle & Schmucker, 1889.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 398
    • 23 plates, 9 in color
  • References: Sabin 2841
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • Earl Wedge
    • Edna Wedge
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Decorative cloth
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6.5in (24cm x 16.5cm)

 

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16717

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

BAKER, La Fayette C

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete