Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company.
12mo. Hard Cover. An 8-volume set awarded as prize books at Petersburg’s University School, founded by William Gordon McCabe, Captain in the Richmond Howitzers, with inscription in his hand. McCabe served as a private in the Howitzers and Adjutant of “the lamented Colonel Willie Pegram, the heroic ‘boy artillerist’. Volume One notes on pastedown that the books were awarded as “The Pegram Prize, Founded in 1865 in memory of Colonel William Johnson Pegram, Confederate States Art’y, 3rd Corbs, A.N.V. Awarded June 27th, 18943 to Gustavus B. Wallace for best Scholarship in the Upper School” University School, Petersburg, Va. W. Gordon McCabe, HeadMaster.” The other 7 volumes have in McCabe’s hand on the endpapers that they are “Part of the Pegram Prize”. The fortunate and industrious young Gustavus Wallace was undoubtedly the son of Capt. Gustavus A. Wallace of the 59th Regiment Virginia Infantry.
Very Good binding.