WE ARE REPRINTING THIS SET NOW AND TAKING WAITLIST PRE-ORDERS.
Likely no more than 250 sets, by end of year. Price will be reasonable, and there is no obligation. If you have a serious interest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and get your name on the wait list!
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WHAT ARE THE OFFICIAL RECORDS? No serious study of the American Civil War is complete without consulting the Official Records. Affectionately known as the "OR," the 128 volumes of the Official Records provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and voluminous reference on Civil War operations. The OR is full of battle reports, letters, telegrams, and other communications organized chronologically. (Gettysburg is in volume 27, parts 1-3). Everything is by the principal leaders who fought the battles and wrote their assessments, or the telegrams, letters, and so forth. The Official Records are thus the eyewitness accounts of the people who fought the war.
Volume 19, pt. 1: Union and Confederate Reports
Volume 19, pt. 2: Correspondence
Finding a full set of these in very good condition is tough, and for a fair price is darn near impossible. The CD version is very hard to use, and the online versions are equally cumbersome and often error-filled. Ugh. The inexpensive paperbacks you can get are Print on Demand, cheaply made, and mine fell apart after minimal use. Don't make the same mistake.
THE SAVAS BEATIE EDITION
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First 100 sets hand-numbered / Signed by Publisher on title page next to SB Logo.
TERMS: We understand if you would like to pay in two or three installments.
No problem. No extra charge. Just ask.
PAGE COUNT: Vol 1: 824pp. and Vol. 2: 1,228pp.
BINDING: Heavy buckram covers for long use SEWN & GLUED for what we call "forever use," with matching head and foot bands and they match your Gettysburg set.
STAMPING: Gold foil on the spine
PAPER: high quality acid-free, 50# to match the OR last printing.
PRINT RUN: In a word, small. Mayber 250-300 sets total.