Boston: Combination Publishing Company, . Broadsheet, 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Old folds, a few slight losses not affecting text. Lightly soiling and moderate wear. About good. Item #858
Ephemeral broadsheet advertising a new book, "A True Romance of the Rebellion" by Cyrus S. Haldeman, a veteran of the Civil War. "The story is unusually well written, and is very interesting within itself; but it carries with it an earnest appeal for a wise revision of the present Pension Laws, which are so cruelly unjust to thousands of deserving veterans." In addition to its narrative, it contains "official tables, showing the enormous sums of money paid by the Government to our Bondholders...and the meagre amounts, in proportion, paid in Pensions to soldiers for the use of their bodies, together with other information which every old soldier should have, so that he may advocate his own cause in an intelligent manner." Includes information for pricing and orders. The verso contains an excerpt with a large woodcut illustration of a skeleton in the weeds captioned "Reported Missing." While we locate several copies of the book itself in OCLC, we find no record of this advertising broadsheet. Ephemeral and an interesting piece of publishing history.