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Two (2) First Edition Civil War related books, including HANCOCK'S DIARY, 1887, and RETURNED BATTLE FLAGS, 1905 1st item: HANCOCK'S DIARY: OR, A HISTORY OF THE SECOND TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY, WITH SKETCHES OF FIRST AND SEVENTH BATTALIONS; ALSO, PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, Two Volumes in One, First Edition, by Richard Ramsey Hancock, published by Brandon Printing Company, Nashville, 1887. Octavo, 644 pages with steel plate engraved frontispiece of Nathan Bedford Forrest with facsimile signature and 18 additional portrait illustrations, hardbound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ink stamp reading "Property of Hamblen County Library" to front end paper. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 5/8" D. 2nd item: THE FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMIES. RETURNED TO THE MEN WHO BORE THEM BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, First Edition, published by Charles E. Ware, St. Louis, 1905. Presented to the Confederate Veterans at their Reunion, at Louisville, Ky, June 14th, 1905, with the compliments of the Passenger Department, "Cotton Belt Route." Paperback octavo, 112 pages with color illustrations of Confederate flags captured during Civil War battles from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, and North Carolina regiments with text written by various contributors, bound in pictorial paper wraps with stapled spine. Ink inscription reading "No. 595" to front cover and title page. 10 1/8" H x 6 7/8" W x 3/16" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The numeral ink inscription on the 2nd item likely refers to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), as number 595. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear to cloth covers, shelf wear, minute hole lower left of spine, corners bumped. First section of approximately ten pages partially separated from binding. Pages with toning, acid burn, foxing spots to be expected from age. Illustrations are collated. 2nd item: Covers with wear, creases, tears, largest 1/2", surface stains, and scuffs, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, acid burn to first and last few pages, some handling wear.