Illustrated Life George Washington 1860 J.T Headley monumental color plate bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Book, Americana, George Washington, American Presidents, Illustrated Books).
The Illustrated Life of Washington. Giving an Account of his Early Adventures and Enterprises, his Magnanimity and Patriotism, his Revolutionary Career, his Presidential Life, and Final Demise. With Vivid Pen-Paintings of Battles and Incidents, Trials and Triumphs of the Heroes and Soldiers of Revolutionary Times, with an interesting account of Mount Vernon as it is. The whole embellished with numerous steel and wood engravings, and a splendid colored lithographic view of Mount Vernon and Washington's tomb, by Hon. J. T. Headley.
Published 1860, New York, by G. & F. Bill.
528 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard. No large folding plate (of Mt. Vernon) within as sometimes found with this title.
Profusely illustrated throughout, including 12 hand colored plates, 6 steel engravings and many other full page wood engravings (approx. 38 illustrations in total).
Publisher's gift cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt spine and cover decorations, gilt cover portrait, marbled edges.
Binding well rubbed and age worn, cloth frayed at spine ends, yet still sound, overall clean and tight.
Text block paper age toned, scattered spotting, overall remains clean. It displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/8" H x 6 3/8" W.