1992 EDITION OF “THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RELICS” FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE RON TUNISON

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Item Code: 1100-276

Book is hardcover and in very nice condition.

Published by Moss Publications in 1996 this volume was written by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J O’Donnell and was one of the first books of its kind to cover the Civil War relic collecting field.

Volume is profusely illustrated with black & white as well as some color photographs of Civil War relics and has information on early dealers, collectors and museums.

Meas. 9.00 x 11.25 inches and runs 319 pages with index. Inside front cover has Mr. Tunison’s name and a separate sheet of paper bears a gift inscription to him. Interior is clean but for one page where Mr. Tunison has marked himself in one of the books photographs.

Ron Tunison (1947 – 2013) was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a scholarship student at the NYC National Academy where he continued his sculpting studies. He went on to become an internationally acclaimed sculptor of nine heroic bronze monuments: "General W. Crawford," near Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the “Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial" on Steinwehr Ave., the bas-relief "Delaware State Memorial" on Taneytown Road, and "The Gettysburg Civil War Women's Memorial" at Evergreen Cemetery. On the Antietam National Battlefield is Tunison's "Irish Brigade Monument." "The Bivouac" is at the entrance to the Civil War Soldier's Museum at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va. "The Delaware Continentals" heroic size bronze of three advancing Revolutionary War soldiers stands atop a twenty-five-foot granite pedestal in front of Legislative Hall at Dover, Delaware. At Ringgold Gap in Atlanta, Ga., is Ron's life-size General Patrick Cleburne. Dedication ceremonies for “General John Barry, U.S. Naval Commander”, took place May 10th, 2014 at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Ron was the entrepreneur behind his own company Historical Sculptures, where he sculpted smaller statue.  [ad] [ph:L]

 

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