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National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans Set

1861 & 1864, "NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT AMERICANS: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc., Etc.," Evert A. Duyckinck and Alonzo Chappel, in 2 Volumes, Publisher: Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, Fine.

This extensive, two-volume set contains over 100 full-page steel-engraved plates from historic paintings by Alonzo Chappel, including the frontispiece portraits and added pictorial title-pages. These volumes measure 11.25" x 8.75", in their original full dark-brown morocco being elaborately lettered & tooled in gilt and blind. All of the edges are gilt. The covers are detached on Vol. 1, with extremities rubbed and typical light foxing throughout, else they are quite good. The volumes feature memorials in printed text and include fine steel plate engravings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Washington Irving, John James Audubon, James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Wilkes, Elisha Kent Kane, John C. Fremont, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and many other notable Americans. We sold a similar set in our June 2002 sale for over $2,500! Here we offer the complete set, in fine condition. (2 volumes)
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