This remarkable book tells the painstakingly researched and documented story of the Great Seal of the United States. Beginning with the first committee on the subject in 1776 and carrying through to the latest revisions and controversies concerning the design, this volume chronicles the surprisingly complex history of the Great Seal, illuminating ...
This remarkable book tells the painstakingly researched and documented story of the Great Seal of the United States. Beginning with the first committee on the subject in 1776 and carrying through to the latest revisions and controversies concerning the design, this volume chronicles the surprisingly complex history of the Great Seal, illuminating its many little-known intertwinings with great Americans and great events. Incorporating 92 illustrations, The Eagle and the Shield makes a wonderful gift for any historian, folklorist, or collector of Americana.
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Issued under the auspices of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration in 1978, this is a comprehensive history of the Great Seal of the United States from the first three committees following the Revolution to the various dyes through the centuries. It also includes histories of the seals of the President, Vice President, and Department of State. 92 b&w illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: Extra postage may be required due to weight of volume. Book Condition: Very Good; some light discoloration inside cover likely from binding adhesive; light scuffing to covers; a few small spots to text block; text unmarked.
Fine. Tall octavo. Second printing. Dark blue buckram gilt lettered. pp xliv, 637, . Numerous reproductions in text, indexed. Very small inked-out owner name on front pastedown, else fine. Note: 2 kg extra shipping will be required.
Very Good- This is a heavy book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or Internationa l under standard fees. Slight musty smell. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Contents are almost as new. No DJ.; 10" Tall, XLIV + 637pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine and front cover lettering. This is the original 1978 publication, not a recent reprint. HISTORY. "In its creation, in its peregrinations, and in its use, the Great Seal is associated with great men and great events in American history. The purpose of this book is to tell as fully and as accurately as possible the story of this symbol of the sovereignty and independence of the United States. " Some Chapters: What is the Great Seal of the United States? ; The first committee, 1776; Thomson and Barton complete the design; The die of 1782; The Masi Treaty-Seal die of 1825; The Throop die of 1841; The Tiffany die of 1885; The Zeitler die of 1904; The Great Seal in use since 1789; Notable reproductions of the obverse and reverse; The seal of the President; The seal of the Vice President; The Seal of the Department of State; The two mottoes of the United States....Glossary. Abbreviations. Index. 92 illustrations, each with a complete descrption in the front portion of the book.
Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full blue bluckram binding with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Light wear. 637pp. This book gives extenive illustrations on the variants of the Great Seal. Good reference guide.
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