George Washington Illustrated Biography Subscription 1859 illustrated fine bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Subscription Books, George Washington, Biographies, Illustrated Editions, 19th Century Books).
The Illustrated Life of Washington, by Benson J. Lossing.
Published 1859, New York by G. & F. Bill.
528 pages. Text in English. Contains 5 (of 6) steel engravings and 32 full page wood engravings, numerous with original hand color. Frontis portrait protected by original tissue guards. Large folding view mentioned on title page is not present, hence the lower price.
Period cloth gift binding, ornate gilt spine and cover decorations, marbled edges. Light overall rubbing and wear but very pleasing.
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" W.