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The Vanderbilts by  Jerry E Patterson - First Edition - 1989 - from Lux Mentis, Booksellers and Biblio.co.uk

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The Vanderbilts

by Patterson, Jerry E

Condition: Very Good in Fine DJ.


New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Fine DJ.. Owner signature at ffep, some discrete underlining/notation, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows small underline at rear flap, else bright and clean. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. 4vo. 304pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Index.

A richly illustrated history of one of America's most prominent families. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal notes or marks will be noted above and are absent if not so noted.



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