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Early Americana

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1 Ford, Emily Ellsworth Fowler (compiler) and edited by Emily Ellsworth Ford Skeel NOTES ON THE LIFE OF NOAH WEBSTER (TWO VOLUMES)
New York, NY Privately Printed 1912 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a two volume hardcover set without dust jackets. The set was privately printed in New York in 1912. A slip with a note that the book is compliments of the families responsible for printing the work is glued in - Turle, Barr, Williams, Skeel, Ford, Skeel, Jr. Copyright data is not printed. The two volume set is bound in blue cloth with titles on the spine in bright gilt. The covers and spine are brightly fresh in appearance and without wear except for two tiny nicks in the cloth at the front edge of the spine, a very short pen stroke in the upper corner of the front cover, plus a very faint loss of color along the lower vertical spine edge of Volume 1. The free end papers are discolored by offsetting from the pasted down end papers. All other pages are clean. There are no marks or entries. Volume 2 contains an engraved bookplate of Eliot (Thomas Dawes Eliot) . The page edges are untrimmed. Most pages are uncut. Volumes 1 and 2 have 567 and 555 pages respectively. The book is illustrated with photogravures, a half tone reproductions of a silhouette, and a facsimile of a memorandum. An Errata for both volumes is glued in on the last page of Volume 1. There is an addenda, extensive appendices, a checklist of writings, authorities cited, and an index. Printed in Glascow by Robert Maclehose and Co. Ltd. These books have been well cared for and are unusually bright and clean. They are presently wrapped in acetate for additional protection. ; 8vo 
Price: 490.00 USD
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