Association copy. Inscribed by the author's son to Major-General Leonard Wood. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1915.
First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. , lxiii, 400 pages. Frontispiece engraving of Lee. Folding map. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gilt title on the front cover. Front hinge is cracked showing the webbing. Front board is still secure. Superficial insect rubs to the cloth mainly on the front cover and spine. Interior contents are very clean. This copy is inscribed by Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (1891-1966), on the right front flyleaf. The inscription reads, "Wormsloe, Savannah, Ga. July 19, 1917 - To Major General Leonard A. Wood with the compliments of Wymberley W. De Renne." Wymberley Jones De Renne, 1853-1916, the collector of these dispatches and the father of Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne, died one year earlier than this inscription. The De Renne family, one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Georgia collected and preserved thousand of books, pamphlets and manuscripts mostly relating to Georgia. The main portion of their collection is located at the University of Georgia.
Nevins II page 71 - Over 200 letters, expertly edited by Lee's definitive biographer.."; DeRenne III page 1138. Good. Item #15839
Leonard Wood (October 9, 1860 – August 7, 1927) was a United States Army major general, physician, and public official. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines. He began his military career as an army doctor on the frontier, where he received the Medal of Honor. During the Spanish–American War, he commanded the Rough Riders, with Theodore Roosevelt as his second-in-command. Wood was bypassed for a major command in World War I, but then became a prominent Republican Party leader and a leading candidate for the 1920 presidential nomination.