Paris. 1869. viii,334pp. Publisher's printed wrappers. Wrappers and spine chipped, front wrapper detached, 20th-century bookplate on verso of front wrapper, light occasional foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM54043
A unique association copy of Louis Philippe d'Orléans' work in favor of trade unions, inscribed by him to former Union General George B. McClellan. Prince Philippe volunteered for the Union Army during the Civil War, and served on McClellan's staff for almost a year. His friendly inscription reads, "Au General McClellan souvenir de son ancien aide de camp, Louis Philippe D'Orleans." Prince Philippe, a historian and author, wrote several works of history, including the present example and a multi-part history of the Civil War, titled A HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA. His experiences on the staff of Gen. McClellan greatly informed Prince Philippe's work, generally considered a standard text on the War. The present work is a nice association copy between Prince Philippe and his one-time boss during the early years of the conflict.