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Life of George Washington (Extra-Illustrated in Five Volumes) by  Washington Irving - Hardcover - 1855 - from Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps (SKU: 036227)

Life of George Washington (Extra-Illustrated in Five Volumes)

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Life of George Washington (Extra-Illustrated in Five Volumes)

by Irving, Washington

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  • hardcover
Very Good+/No Dust Jacket
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New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1855. Full Leather. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Number 21 of an edition of 110 extra-illustrated sets created by the publisher. Complete in five volumes published form 1855 to 1859. Each volume is fully bound in tan Moroccan leather with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, and along the edges both inside and out. Raised spine bands create six compartments. All edges of text are gilded. Marbled end leaves. Proceeding the table of contents, there is a page listing the added illustrations in each volume, with a total number of added plates being 127. Several of the added illustrations show offsetting onto adjacent pages, and there are two small blue ink stains on the frontis portrait of George Washington in Vol. I. Other slight wear is seen. Each volume is housed in a slipcase that has been functional, though not particularly attractive. Due to the weight and size of this set, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping.


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Bookseller's Inventory #
Life of George Washington (Extra-Illustrated in Five Volumes)
Irving, Washington
Full Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
G. P. Putnam & Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs
American Presidents; Bindings;

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10 day return if not as described. S/H is estimated for the costs of a three pound book. Additional fees may be charged for heavier items and conversely a refund will be provided for lighter items costing less to ship. Shipping is always in boxes and well packaged. Email checked daily. Payment by Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Kansas residents please add 8.95% sales tax. Digital photos are gladly provided upon request.

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Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

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Chanute, Kansas
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About Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

With more than 25 years of experience buying and selling out-of-print, collectible, and rare books, maps, and ephemera, I am now doing business from my home at 60 Poplar Heights Rd.; Chanute, KS 66720; U.S.A. by appointment only. I offer a selection of more than 5000 books of all genre, as well as more than 1000 maps ranging from 15th century to early 20th. All inventory is hand selected and believed to be of significance for the collector, the reader, the historian or the general book lover. Historically, I have specialized in Kansas and regional history, but also maintain quality collections of Natural History, Theology, Americana, Railroad, Travel and Exploration, Medicine, Art, and Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Fine bindings, plate books, signed and inscribed items are an important part of my collections. Smaller, though intriguing collections of other genre are also a part of my holdings. Appraisal, consultation, and collection development services are available. Please come and browse, talk books, and have a cup of coffee in a relaxed and book friendly environment. But for the convenience of both of us, please email or call first. Trade terms available and dealers are welcome.


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