United States Book American History 1833 Barber rare w map Washington platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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United States Book: Or, Interesting Events in the History of the United States: Being A Selection of the Most Important and Interesting Events Which Have Transpired Since the Discovery of This Country to the Present Time; With Biographical Sketches of Persons Distinguished in American History, Compiled by J.W. Barber.
Published 1833, New Haven, Connecticut by L.M. Young.
404 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 36 engraved illustrations on 18 full page plates (inserted by the binder). Engraved frontis portrait of George Washington. Engraved folding map with original hand color on bond paper at front.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled end papers & edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed with minor light superficial surface crackling but leather still supple, joints slightly scuffed, covers well and firmly attached, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, 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 rare pictorial early 19th century book survives.
Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5" W.