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Grand Civic and Military Demonstration in Honor of the Removal of the Remains of James Monroe...from New York to Virginia. 1859, New York, Udolpho Wolfe.
Publisher's presentation copy, in a deluxe full leather binding richly gilt decorated. Apparently to a family member, Hudson G. Wolfe.
Period publishers grained morocco, raised bands, spine compartments richly decorated, Both covers with large pictorial central devices showing likely Athena, Goddess of War triumphing over tyranny.Corners with large floral acanthus scrolled devices, all edges gilt, large folding military formation plan on bond paper.
Splendid binding, rare and likely 1 of very few bound thus. Joints rubbed and cracking although both covers still well and firmly attached. Light scuffing and rubbing, gilt still bright. Fine age patina, any age flaws easy to forgive or overlook.
Book measures: 8 1/4" H X 5 1/2" W.