Putnam, 1853, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
Various writers. Homes of American Authors, New York: Putnam, 1853. Octavo, first edition, pp. viii, 366, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and wreath to spine, gilt wreath surrounding recessed gilt decorations on both covers, steel engravings, colored illustrations mounted above chapter titles, facsimile manuscripts from each author covered, all edges gilt, IDs of 2 former owners on free front endpaper. Homes of America's main authors of the early to mid-19th century, including Irving, Bryant, Prescott, Hawthorne and others. See Sabin 32740. Condition of this book: Very good with darkening boards and spine, mild edge wear, moderate foxing to the illustrated leaves and end pages. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Architecture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53276.