My husband's g-grandfather served with Stannard and Veazey during the Civil War. When I saw two volumes of Benedict's account of the action seen and performed by the Vermonters, I put in my bid. I was fortunate enough to win - AND got the volumes in plenty of time for our anniversary in July. (um... it was July 2; doNOT get me started on Sickles! )
Since only a certain number of such volumes were printed, is there any way for us to find out how many of this particular account was printed/or still in existence? I recall asking the seller at the time, but he had no idea. I did find two old news clippings in the pages, but there is no indication what newspaper they would be from. Both clippings date from the early 1900's - one is an account of a pogrom against some Jewish residents in Russia; one is an obituary of a gentleman who helped to get Grover Cleveland elected.
Suggest you check online booksellers like abebooks.com.
That will give you an idea of how many are out there. If you'd give me the name of the volumes, the author and publisher, I'll check with librarything.com for some possible information.
I'm certain your husband was more than pleased and will reciprocate the magnificence of the gift when it is your turn.
Wonder if anyone knows if you can access Dornbush online?