Fair. Brown pebbled cloth covered boards with decorative blind embossing; no dust jacket; boards pretty rubbed and worn; top corners of both boards bumped and worn; spine ends fraying; cloth has a couple small holes at the top of the front exterior hinge; end papers toned and foxed; binding is loose in places; portraits with tissue guards and biographys of each man; interior unmarked, lightly toned with occasional small spot; 4to-over 9 3/4"-12" Tall; 246 pages.
246pp. Quarto [32 cm] Black pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover, and embossed designs on the covers. Top edge gilt. Other edges deckled. Good only. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed at the corners. The boards are just a tiny bit concave, and they are mildly damp stained along the edges. There are several small splits in the cloth at the foot of the spine. A large portion of the front free endsheet has been cut out. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The pages have sporadic large, light damp stains. The frontispiece tissue guard is detached, but present. Prepared in accordance with concurrent resolution of Congress, and under direction of Joint Committee on Printing.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 246 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Very large hardcover, black cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine, 246 pages, three sepia-toned portraits with tissue guards, laid paper and large margins throughout.; This is an actual book from 1903, not a flimsy overpriced computer-generated reprint.; Edited by Charles Rowley Cushman. Contents: Memorial address on Abraham Lincoln, by George Bancroft, 1866. Memorial address on James Garfield, by James G. Blaine, 1882. Memorial address on William McKinley, by John Hay, 1902. Plus congressional resolutions, prayers by the Revs. C. B. Boynton, F. D. Power, and Henry N. Couden.; Light edgewear. Owner penned 'No-292' on front endpaper in fountain pen, now quite faded. No other marks. Binding tight. Laid in: Gray softcover booklet dated 1909, 40 pgs, entitled Abraham Lincoln, containing texts of his Inaugural Address 1861, Message to Congress 1861, Emancipation Proclamation 1862, Gettysburg Address 1863, and 2nd Inaugural Address 1865.
Memorial addresses delivered before the two houses of Congress on the life and character of Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley.
by United States. Congress, George Bancroft, James Gillespie Blaine, John Hay, Charles Rowley Cushman
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