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Avery, Elroy McEndree
A History of the United States and its People from the earliest records to present time 7 Volumes
Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Publisher's cloth. Fine. Signed by the Author & Publishers. 7 volumes quartos, approx. 500 pages per volume, complete. 1904-1910. Discreet ex-libris stamps on versos of title-pages. Nice association copy, inscribed by the Author and the Publishers to the Archivist and historian Arthur E. Jones, S.J. of Montreal. Sepia photograph of the Author tipped-in as well as two type-written letters signed by Avery, the last one explaining the failure of the publication, 7 volumes published out of the 16 announced on title-page, "My understanding is that Burrows Brothers Company need more money than they at present time (1912) have at their command for the work". They will never have. But the 7 volumes-set is beautifully illustrated, with folded maps and plans, colour illustrations within an Arts & Crafts typographic design. Exceptional copy.
Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion [Canada]
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