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Erving, Henry Wood.
An Incident of '62.

Hartford private printed: 1932. "Sixty copies have been printed for the author on Glaslan paper at the Wayside Press".

An interesting privately-published booklet by a Founding Member of the Walpole Society, and noted amateur historian and Americana collector. Erving had boyhood memories of the Civil War, and here recounts a story told him many years later by Lt. Col. E.N. Phelps of the 22nd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, about an incident at church when a substitute preacher who opposed the War tried to condense the weekly prayer for Abraham Lincoln. The booklet is illustrated with a photographic reproduction of a Civil War-era photograph of Phelps in uniform, and an original silver-print portrait of Phelps as an old man.

Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 21 pages, with 2 photographs tipped-in. Light wear at the cover margins, else a nice copy. Inscribed by Erving.

Inventory #: 31365
Price: $ 150.00      

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