Political History United States 1888 James Boyd illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana. American History, Political History, Illustrated Books).
The Political History of the United States; Or Popular Sovereignty and Citizenship; Birth and Growth of the Colonies; March to Independence; Constitutional Government; Presidents and Political Measures; Party Platforms and Principles; Rise and Fall of Parties; Questions of the Hour - Civil Service Reform, Polygamy, Prohibition, Surplus Revenue, Tariff and Free Trade, Argument For and Against, Review of Tariff Acts, by James P. Boyd.
Published 1888, Philadelphia by P.W. Ziegler & Co.
528, 112 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, including steel engraved frontis of George Washington plus many other wood engraved images (many full page).
Scarce monumental 19th century American history book.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed and scuffed but still supple, rear joint cracked (covers still well attached, although rear cover is weakened and slightly loosened), remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 6" W.