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A Pictorial History of America; Embracing Both the Northern and Southern Portions of the New World


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New York: N. Watson, 1855. Hardcover. Small 4to. Heavily blind-embossed full calf with extensive spine gilt and decorations. x, 861pp, 48pp. Two frontispieces (one tissue-guarded with secondary "A Pictorial History of the Western World," Hartford: House & Brown title page), numerous illustrations (some full page), marbled endpapers. Very good. Binding a tad edgeworn (mainly at spine head/tail), though spine gilt largely bright and internally tight and nice. A tight and nice later printing of this massive comprehensive history, by the historian better known as "Peter Parley," first published in Hartford in 1845. SABIN 27916.


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