New York: Van Nostrand, 1871. First edition. Hardcover. Important Hudson River book as well as West Point title, including a sentimental tale "The Cadet's Baby", about a cadet who rescues a baby on the train, and through twists of fate, weds her 17 years later. While the endpaper has been removed to hide the identity of the original owner there is through out the volume pencil notes identifying the class members who had penned the printed stories.... including Lee.
8vo, 339pp, 18pp ads. Engraved frontispiece map of West Point with tissue guard and wood block illustrations in text. Original green and gilt stamped binding, gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on cover. Slightly chipped at spine ends, loose in binding; text block cracked. Good + condition. Item #26468