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  Edwin Forbes   (1839-1895)

 
  COMING INTO THE LINES, 1876. Signed in pencil by Forbes, and printed on chine collé. The text, in pencil, is in l.c. margin : "A party of slaves have taken massa's old schooner (wagon) and with a 'spike' team have started for the Union lines. They are passing the picket post. On the distant hill some laggards appear in sight, one waving his hat for joy...[at the] sight of Massa Linkums sodgers." Rare thus, apart from the plain paper edtition of the set of 40 etchings published as Life Studies of the Great Army, 1876. In very fine condition.
 
 
  Etching: plate, 13 x 18 inches; image, 10 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches. $850.
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