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[American Revolution; Engraved ]; Van Tyne Claude H.
CAUSES OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Being the First Volume of A History of the Founding of the American Republic
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. 2 volumes. First Edition. A Superb and Unique Copy, Extra-Illustrated. Profusely extra-Illustrated with approximately 120 finely engraved plates, gravure plates, and other illustrations, some coloured by hand, all depicting personages and places relative to the very beginnings of the American colonies and the subsequent American Revolution. An excellent collection of historically significant engravings, mostly from English and Continental presses, all quite refined and executed very skillfully. 8vo, beautifully bound by Root & Son, London in fine three-quarter dark-emerald green morocco, the spines with raised bands gilt stopped and tooled at the borders, the compartments with designs bordered by three gilt fillet lines creating panels surrounding elaborate inner tooling and central gilt devices, two compartments lettered in gilt with decorated gilt frames, top edge gilt, marbled end-leaves. x, [2], 238; 239-499 pp. interleaved with the very many engraved illustrations. A fine set indeed, the bindings in excellent condition with nary a fault to describe, the hinges sound and the text-blocks and plates clean throughout. An excellent copy of this respected work. FIRST EDITION IN FINE BINDINGS, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH A GREAT PROFUSION OF ENGRAVED PLATES RELATING TO THE SETTLING OF AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE ISSUES MOST SIGNIFICANT IN BIRTHING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Van Tyne writes well and his source work is quite excellent, from a discussion of the causes of the great migration from England and Eur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [United States]
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