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Signed. On the first free end page of the book the author has signed an inscription that reads, "Inscribed to Lt. B. Payne with the respect that a man from Kentucky who fought for the Stars and Stripes had for one who will ever defend its brilliant folds! John A. Joyce---Monroe. Va. July 19th 1896". Signed under frontis piece.Red Cloth Hardcover with gilt title, 244 pages, 7 1/4" tall. Fair. Cloth on outside of spine is missing in several places showing binding underneath. Spine is almost completely exposed with fray along valley of spine. Front hinge is cracked with frontis loose in book. Binding is in loose in front because of the cracked hinge. Rubbing and edgewear. Pages slight yellowing but clean.Photographs throughout book of different Civil War Generals including: John C. Breckinridge, Ulysses S. Grant, Cowling and more. Historical sketches of military and other heroes, most relating to Civil War, including Lyon, Jackson, Fletcher, Bair, Farragut, Porter, Sheridan, Sherman, Grant, Roscoe Conkling, Samuel Sullivan Cox, George D. Prentice, Parson Brownlow, Father Ryan and Henry Stanton, Breckinridge, Gen. Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, "Corp. " Tanner, Battle of Shiloh and Louisville, Burnside in East Tennessee, Jim Nelson in Georgia, Iowa, etc.John A. Joyce (1842 -1915) was a Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving with the 24th Kentucky Infantry. Raised in West Virginia and Kentucky, after the war he settled in DC, earned a law degree, and worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He is the author of several books of poems, including Jewels of Memory, Zig-Zag,Brickbats and Bouquets, and Complete Poems. He also published a memoir, A Checkered Life. Joyce is buried in the cemetery he writes about in this poem, located in the Georgetown neighborhood. True to his own words, "to live and to rot, and then be forgot," Joyce is little read or remembered today.
Title: Jewels of Memory
Publisher: Gibson Bros: 1896-01-01
Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable
Inscription: Signed by Author
Item: 22.00 Item
Seller ID: 2-4-901