HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES From the Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan in Three large Quarto Volumes Illustrated With Highly Finished Steel Engravings by Leutze, Weir, Powell, Chappel, and Other American Artists

By: Spencer, Jesse Ames

Price: $124.95

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Book Condition: Good


50 Steel Engravings; 1600 pages; Three volume set bound in quarter leather spines over marbled boards, bindings secure, edges quite worn; scattered foxing. Volumes 2 and 3 are in very good condition, but Volume 1 is poor with significant flaws -- the preliminary leaves including titlepage, frontispiece, table of contents are missing. The extant text begins with the section title "Book First / from the Discovery of America ..." followed by (1) - 540 pp.; the top edge of the pages of Volume 1 is stained. Illustrated with more than 50 steel engravings and a facsimile of the manuscript Declaration of Independence. Volume 1 contains 16 steel engraved plates including views of Landing of Columbus; Landing of Hendrik Hudson; English Pilgrims Escaping to America; First Landing of the Pilgrims; Landing of Roger Williams; Elliot among Indians; Death of General Wolfe; Patrick Henry; Battle of Lexington; Capture of Fort Ticonderoga; Battle of Bunker's Hill; Defense of Fort Moultrie; Drafting the Declaration of Independence; Washington Crossing the Delaware; Mrs. Schuyler Firing her Corn Fields; George Washington at Valley Forge. Volume 2 contains 15 steel engraved plates including views/portraits of George Washington; News from Lexington (engraved titlepage); Moll Pitcher at Monmouth; Bivouac at Monmouth; Incident at Cherry Valley - Jane Wells; Putnam's Escape at Horse Neck; Storming of Stony Point; Battle of Camden; Treason of Arnold; Death Warrant for Major Andre; Female Patriotism - Mrs. Steele & Gen. Green; John Adams; Portrait of Washington (after Stuart); Thomas Jefferson; James Monroe. Volume 3 contains 19 steel engraved plates including views/portraits of General Taylor at Monterey; Death of General Pike (engraved titlepage); Decatur's Conflict at Tripoli; James Madison; Death of Captain Lawrence; Battle of the Thames/Death of Tecumseh; Battle of Chippewa; Battle of New Orleans; John Quincy Adams; Martin Van Buren; Andrew Jackson; Lewis Cass; Zachary Taylor; J. C. Fremont; Winfield Scott; Millard Fillmore; Henry Clay; Daniel Webster; James Buchanan; Thomas H. Benton; and a facsimile print of the manuscript Declaration of Independence (8 pages including signatures).

Title: HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES From the Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan in Three large Quarto Volumes Illustrated With Highly Finished Steel Engravings by Leutze, Weir, Powell, Chappel, and Other American Artists

Author Name: Spencer, Jesse Ames

Categories: Illustrated Books, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Fry and Company: 1858

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall

Seller ID: 42097

Keywords: American Revolutionary War Early American Colonies American Indian Wars Declaration of Independence Facsimile Portraits of George Washington Portrait of Thomas Jefferson Steel Engravings