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.
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.
Good in None jacket. Hardcover. Four hardcover volumes, full green morocco, 583, 634, 655, 648 pages. Published from 1876-1881, the last three by Charles Scribner's Sons. Thick quartos [26 cm] All edges gilt. covers and spine panels stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece illustrations and numerous full-page engravings from steel plates. Fully illustrated. Leather edges and corners show wear, Vol 1 has most wear with leather spine separated from binding. But still solid and repairable. Bookseller's stamp on title page of volume 4, otherwise clean. Light foxing.
Very good. Scribner, Arstrong, & Co., New York, NY, 1876. 1st American Ed, VG-, Hard Cover, Size=7."X10.5, 2520pgs(Index). Dark green leather spines (with 5 raised ribs) and fore-edge corners, marbled boards, page ends & endpapers. Volumes 1 & 2 front covers have 1 small wear spot, rear endpaper hinge cracked and in GOOD condition, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Texts in Fine Like New condition, some shelfwear at cover bottom edges of volumes. Rest of title "To The End of the First Century of the Union of the States." SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!
583; 7; ; 634; 655; 648pp. Thick quartos [26 cm] All edges gilt. Turn ins gilt. Marbled endsheets. Engraved frontispiece illustrations and numerous full-page engravings from steel plates. Fully illustrated. Very good. Gently rubbed at the extremities. The leather at a few of the spine ends is lightly chipped. Tanned pages. The plates are very lightly offset on the opposite pages. Complete. All plates present. A very attractive set. Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders. The author, William Cullen Bryant, wrote the well-known poem, Thanatopsis, and spent 5 decades as editor for the New-York Evening Post. Extra charges apply due to size and weight.
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