Civil War Sketch Book : Drawings from the Battlefront

Buckeye Bill

1st Lieutenant
Forum Host
Civil War Photo Contest
Annual Winner
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,777
#1
I just purchased the book by Harry L. Katz and Vincent Virga entitled, "Civil War Sketch Book : Drawings from the Battlefront." I dropped by a local bookstore in the Great Cincinnati Area and observed this $50.00 retail priced book marked down to $19.99. I scooped this book from a shelf, purchased it and took it home for a view. This is one of the best Civil War books I have purchased over the years. I highly recommend this book to the buff and to the novice. And this book contains plenty of drawings from my favorite Civil War era artist, Mr. Alfred R. Waud. (4 1/2 stars out of 5 stars)

Sketch Book.jpg
 

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Joined
Mar 7, 2014
Messages
9,958
#2
Bill, it looks like a great book to an artist like me. I have a book compiled from the works of various combat artists in the Civil War, but have not seen this one. Combat artists and war correspondent artists down through the years have captured some very compelling images. A lot of great stuff came out of WWI and WWII. But, during the Civil War, photography was such a cumbersome process that I think sketch books, pencils and quill pens played a huge role in showing us military life at times and in places that were simply not practical for the cameras of the era.
 
Joined
Mar 7, 2014
Messages
9,958
#3
Bill, I just found it on Amazon, ranging in price (new) from about $19 and change to $35 and change. I'm not sure what's up with all that price swing. Also, some used volumes. I will put it on my wish list.
Thank you for the heads up.
Patrick
 

Buckeye Bill

1st Lieutenant
Forum Host
Civil War Photo Contest
Annual Winner
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,777
#5
Bill, I just found it on Amazon, ranging in price (new) from about $19 and change to $35 and change. I'm not sure what's up with all that price swing. Also, some used volumes. I will put it on my wish list.
Thank you for the heads up.
Patrick
You will love it, Patrick!

It is packed with a bunch of punches.

Bill
 



(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Top