Biographia Americana Famous Americans North America 1825 rare book 12 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Famous Americans).
Biographia Americana: A Historical and Critical Account of the Lives, Actions, and Writings of the Most Distinguished Persons of North America, from the Settlement to the Present Time.
Published 1825, New York by D. Mallory.
356 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispiece, 12 well done stipple engraved portrait plates all signed in the plates by different engravers.
Publisher's marbled paper covers, expert spine replacement done long ago. Cloth spine retains original leather title label with gilt title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time, formerly a library example with their book plate to pastedown. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, moderate age spotting and foxing, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.