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Lot 759

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(1815-1880) U.S. congressman from Virginia who served as Confederate Secretary of War until just before the end of the Civil War. Signed book, 'The Nature of Light' by Dr. Eugene Lommel (New York: D. Appleton and Company), 1876, 352pp., 8vo. Seddon signs twice in pencil, signing on the second front flyleaf and on the title page, adding his home 'Sabot Hill' and the date 'Jan[uar]y 1876' both times. The bookplate of his son, A.M. Seddon, is affixed to the front pastedown. The book is bound in red cloth boards with black and gilt titles and decorations indicating that it is part of The International Scientific Series'. Covers show slight wear throughout, minor split toward the bottom of the spine, adhesive residue near first signature, else very good.

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February 9, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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