A popular history of the United States, from the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the Northmen, to the end of the civil war. Preceded by a sketch of the prehistoric period and the age of the mound builders
A popular history of the United States, from the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the Northmen, to the end of the civil war. Preceded by a sketch of the prehistoric period and the age of the mound builders.
Good with no dust jacket. Bound in 3/4 green leather with marbled paper covered boards and marbled end pages. Covers show moderate rubbing to edges. Hinges are tinder. Former owner's name stamped on title page. Otherwise clean and tight for the grade. Includes only volume 1 of 4 volume set.; Vol. 1; 4to 11"-13" tall; 583 pages.
Twenty five of 50 parts. Wrappers-sm4to. One steel engraving as frontispiece of each part by artists listed in Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide. Have parts #'s 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 39, 41, 45 and 48. Part 1 and 41 missing front of wrapper. Wrapper often worn on spine, edges often show some wear. A few have minor stains. Excellent engravings of early U.S. history.
Good. No Jacket. Original pebbled cloth, with gilt titling and minor decorations in blind. 562, 605, 628, 648 pp. With black and white illustrations throughout. An exhaustive history of the United States, beginning with early Icelandic explorations, supposed Welsh and Arabian explorations and moving to Columbus and early English and French settlements. Colonial, Revolutionary War, Indian wars, Native Americans, westward expansion and explorations, and the Civil War, among many other topics, are covered. In GOOD condition. Minor to moderate scuffing and edgewear to the volumes. Mostly minor uneven fading and darkening to the covers. Minor soiling. Heads and feet of the spines frayed and pulled. Interiors clean with general but minor darkening to the pages. Some offsetting present from some of the illustrations. Binding cracked at the frontis of the first volume with the cover beginning to separate. Covers of the second volume cracked at the interior hinges and beginning to separate. Rear cover of the third volume cracked and separating from the binding. Front cover separating from the fourth volumes, with the rear cover and last page of the index almost completely detached. A 2 by 4 inch area of light discoloration/scuffing present on the lower rear cover of the fourth volume. Rather dark dampstain present in the lower margin of the pages of the fourth volume, not affecting text.
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