Life of George Washington 1838 Goodrich illustrated biography children's bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, George Washington).
The Life of George Washington, Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, and Anecdotes, Adapted to the Use of School, by Samuel Goodrich.
Published 1838, Philadelphia by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
174 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece and title page, illustrated with several other wood cuts.
Scarce early biography of George Washington.
Period 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, paper covered boards.
Book is over 180 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding rubbed and age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, one signature loosened and protruding, strong visible edge damp stains throughout most of the text block (price reflects this), 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 and our best attempt to convey how this Americana book survives.
Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.