Abbott, John S. C. & Russell S. Conwell.
Title LIVES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FROM WASHINGTON TO PRESENT TIME.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher H. Halbert & Co. [Portland, ME]. No Date. [Circa 1890].
Seller ID 98-0326
Revised Edition. 726pp. Tall 8vo. Mustard-colored cloth decorated on both covers & spine in gilt & black. The top of the covers have a row of black stars within triple-ruled black lines at the top & double-rulings in black at the bottom. Below is a panel decorated with flowers & leaves in black & triple-ruled with black lines at its bottom. A gilt panel with 'The Presidents' in black print lies below this followed by a large center panel with leaf-clusters, an American flag shield, 'Of The', & small nautilus-like decorative device. The bottom of the covers repeat the panels at the top except the gilt panel has 'United States' & the band of stars is replaced by a band of dots with 'Illustrated' in the center. The spine repeats the above pattern except the full title & the authors' names are in gilt. Frontispiece + 7 other steel engraved, tissue-guarded plates & 50 wood-cuts. 'Sold Only By Distributing Agents'. This is last revised edition issued to cover the first administration of Grover Cleveland (1885-1889). Front cover shows some wear & is lightly soiled; back cover heavily worn with all black & gilt missing; spine is lightly soiled & worn with its extremes worn; corners bumped; top edge dusty o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping.
History Us Hist Us Presidents Bindings Fine