Collectible-Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 717 pages. Beautifully bound in 22 kt. gilt-decorated dark red leather with raised bands on spine; all-edges gilt. Unused Easton Press bookplate affixed to front pastedown endpaper; notes from the editors laid in. In virtually as-new condition!
Hardcover. Near Fine. Notes laid in. 1st edition thus, red gilt-decorated full leather, 717 pages, all edges gilt. Very small chip to bottom edge of rear board, Easton Press bookplate w/ owner's signature, but otherwise clean and sharp all around. Notes laid in.
Collector's edition. The leather bound Library of American History. Bound in sumptuous genuine bright red leather stamped in 22K gold gilt with 4 raised bands on spine. 8vo. 9 1/4" tall. xiv, 717 pages. Archival quality paper. Orange satin ribbon marker. easton Press notes from history sheet laid-in. Page edges in bright gilt. Clean. Sharp. Gorgeous. Pristine condition. Like new condition.
Summers, Mark. Fine. No dust jacket. FINE: leather bright & clean; vivid gilt decorations, titling, edges. Binding tight & straight. Interior & Tex FINE. Gift Quality. Red leather with gilt decorations front & back, gilt decorative titling, gilt edges. Marbled end papers. B/w illustrations by Mark Summers. Red satin page marker. Biographical Notes. Index. 717 p. A FINE volume in red leather with vivid gilt decorations, titling & edges. No defects. Gift Condition.
Mark Summers. Collectible-Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 717 pages. Beautifully bound in gilt-decorated red leather with raised bands on spine; all-edges gilt. Some rubbing to gilding on bottm and fore edges; otherwise in virtually as-new condition!
Good. 1974-Paperback-Used-Good--Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks.-. -Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Mon-Fri. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!
Although this book was published in 1973 it is not out of date in terms of what it offers the reader about the growth of American culture, invention and commerce. Boorstin takes an entertaining look at things that are/were uniquely American inventions and institutions such as hotels(Peoples Palaces), Pullman cars (People's Palaces on Wheels) balloon frame house construction, air conditioning, and the unique manner in which towns were first established in the western United States. He speaks from a different perspective than most twentieth century historians when he captures the roles of merchants and consumers, boomers and town supporters, as well as the role of newspapers, and transportation.
If you are looking for a really refreshing perspective on the development of democracy in the United States as it relates to the common man and the capacity of Americans to invent what they needed and did not have and to use it to change the lifestlyes of a nation, this book is for you.
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