American Biography 1924 by Page old decorative leather book hundreds portraitsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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American Biography - Volume XVII.
Published 1924, New York by The American Historical Society.
333 pages. Text in English. Hundreds of biographical portraits
Frontis and a remarkable profusion of 100's of full page portraits protected by original tissue guards, plus several color crest plates.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decoration and title lettering, gilt ruled covers. Front joint slightly cracked, but covers strongly & firmly attached, binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
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. 11 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W.