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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, With Biographical Sketches and Fac-Similes of Original Letters

Brown, William H.

Published by G. A. Baker & Co., New York (1931)

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Item Description: G. A. Baker & Co., New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Book. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Limited edition #271 of 600 facsimile reissue of 1845 publication published by E. B. and E. C. Kellogg of Hartford. 111 pp + 27 tinted silhouette plates, each folio sized (17 by 12 inches) and accompanying letter reprint of individual portrayed, a selection of the the Founding Fathers and towering figures of the early Republic, a few of whom are now obscure to the average person. Included are Washington, John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Richard Channing Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forster, William Henry Harrison, John Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard Mentor Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, John Randolph. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Ink inscription on blue FFEP. Some minor soilage and wear to blue buckram binding. Very good or better. Bookseller Inventory # 001149

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters

Brown, Horatio H.

Published by G. A. Baker & Co., New York (1931)

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Item Description: G. A. Baker & Co., New York, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Gilt-engraved cloth boards. Top edge gilt. 111 pages plus 54 plates (27 full-page tinted plates printed in color facsimile from the original lithographs by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, after Brown's full-length silhouette portraits, mostly from life, and 27 full-page facsimiles of original manuscript letters by the subjects, with tissue guards placed between the portraits and facsimiles). Re-issue of the extremely rare original work published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Connecticut in 1845. A superb facsimile of high quality frequently mistaken for the original. Except for George Washington, all of the subjects were drawn from life. Subjects include John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, De Witt Clinton, John Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, John Tyler, Daniel Webster, John Randolph and others. Ink gift inscription on front free end paper. One of 600 copies printed in this legendary limited edition. The interior is in very good condition; all tissue guards are present and attached (one is just a small crease), and there appears to be absolutely no deterioration of any of the illustrations. Ageless eye candy. Enough said. Enjoy and may your spirits be cleansed with lucid imagery of the ages, Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002500

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters, By William H. Brown.

Brown, William Henry, 1808-1883) Brown, William H.

Published by G.A. Baker & Co.],, [New York (1931)

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Item Description: G.A. Baker & Co.],, [New York, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Gilt-engraved cloth, t.e.g., [2] + 111 p. + 54 plates (27 full-page tinted plates printed in color facsimile from the original lithographs by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, after Brown's full-length silhouette portraits, mostly from life, and 27 full-page facsimiles of original manuscript letters by the subjects, with tissue guards placed between the portraits and facsimiles). Re-issue of the extremely rare original work published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Connecticut in 1845. A superb facsimile of high quality frequently mistaken for the original. Except for George Washington, all of the subjects were drawn from life. Subjects include John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, De Witt Clinton, John Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, John Tyler, Daniel Webster, John Randolph and others. Ink gift inscription on front free end paper. One of 600 copies printed. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 010642

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches and Fac-Similes of Original Letters

Brown, William H.

Published by G. A. Baker, N. Y. (1931)

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Item Description: G. A. Baker, N. Y., 1931. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Oversize. 111 pages, bound in blue buckram cloth, gilt stamping on the spine and front cover, with cloth internal hinges, light wear to the cover, internally fine, limited to 600 numbered copies, this is an unnumbered copy -- originally published in 1845 -- all plates and tissue guards are present -- see Howes 871 -- photographs of this are available on our website. Bookseller Inventory # 014643

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters

William H. Brown

Published by G.A. Baker & Co., New York (1931)

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Item Description: G.A. Baker & Co., New York, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. William H. Brown, and E.B. and E.C. Kellogg (illustrator). First Edition (Facsimile). Folio - over 12" x 15" Tall. An extremely scarce copy of this 1931 facsimile reissue of William H. Brown's "Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters," originally published by E.B. and E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, 1845. 1/600 copies, unnumbered. With 27 plates, complete. The striking silhouettes, reproduced here in duotone photogravures, were done from life by William H. Brown, and lithographed by E.B. and E.C. Kellogg. Subjects are Washington (frontispiece), John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Richard Channing Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John Caldwell Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard Mentor Johnson, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Lewis Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Alexander Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Hall Lewis, and John Randolph. Facsimile letters in the hand of each subject are on pages facing the lithographs. TEG. Gilt stamping on bluish-gray, cloth-covered boards. The heavy boards provide ample support for the weight of the book. 111 pp. Minor spotting on covers and spine; the interior is in very good condition; all tissue guards are present and attached, and there appears to be no deterioration of any of the illustrations. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 005185

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with biographical sketches

BROWN, William Henry (1808-1883)

Published by E. B. and E. C. Kellogg, Hartford (1845)

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Item Description: E. B. and E. C. Kellogg, Hartford, 1845. Folio. Folio. (16 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches). 27 tinted lithographed silhouette portraits, 27 tinted lithographed plates of facsimiles of handwriting (some foxing, offsetting and oxidization as usual). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED: John C. CALHOUN. Manuscript letter signed, as Secretary of War, to The President of the Bank of the United States, suspending pension payments for three officers. Washington: 29 February 1820. 1p., folded 4to sheet with integral blank, docketed on verso. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over publisher's cloth boards, upper cover decorated in gilt, spine with semi-raised wide bands in five compartments, tooled in gilt on each band, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. First edition of this impressive work, notable for its effective and evocative lithographed portraits of renowned Americans of the antebellum period, each depicted in full-length silhouette profile: "Almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare" (Harry Peters). This copy extra-illustrated with a letter signed by John C. Calhoun. All the portraits, except for the George Washington allegorical frontispiece, are based on sketches made from life by Brown, who was widely celebrated for his scissor-cut silhouettes. Brown was born and died in Charleston, South Carolina, but in the interim traveled widely throughout the United States, his fame as a silhouettist gaining him access to many of the country's leading citizens whose profiles Brown took which amazing speed and accuracy. Alice Van Leer Carrick, an authority on silhouettes, notes that, rather than any existing original portraits, the present work is "the real memorial to Brown's genius, [and it is] now almost rarer than any of the silhouettes themselves." Brown prepared the biographical text himself, and the silhouettes (with appropriate tinted backgrounds) were transferred to stone and printed by one of the best known lithographic firms of the period: Kelloggs of Hartford, CT. The result is a valuable historical and visual record, with subjects including John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting. According to Peters, "almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare." Cf. Groce-Wallace, Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 , p. 90; Howes B871 ("b"); cf. Peters, America on Stone , pp., 116-117; Sabin 8578. Bookseller Inventory # 26203

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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN CITIZENS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

Brown, William Henry:

Published by Hartford. 1845. (1845)

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Item Description: Hartford. 1845., 1845. 111pp. plus twenty-seven plates and twenty-six facsimiles. Folio. Original half calf and cloth covered boards, gilt pictorial cover, gilt-stamped spine, expertly recased, t.e.g. Slight foxing, but mostly clean and bright. A good copy, lacking the last page of text. An interesting piece of visual biography. This impressively large-scale work is significant for its lithographs of notable Americans of the 1820s, '30s, and '40s, showing the subjects in full-length silhouette profile, standing, against a tinted background, resulting in effective and evocative portraits. Included (after the necessary eulogistic frontispiece dedicated to Washington) are John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting, usually in a piece of correspondence. All are based on sketches made from life by Brown. HOWES B871, "b.". Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 28073

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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens

Brown,William H.

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Item Description: 1845. BROWN, William H. Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters. 111 pp. Illustrated with 27 tinted lithographic silhouette portraits and 27 lithographic facsimiles of hand-written letters. Folio, 425 x 314 mm, bound in publisher's dark brown cloth with black morocco spine, upper cover with title and image of a seated man reading in gilt, lower cover with same image blind-stamped, gilt compartments and title on spine, a.e.g. Preserved in blue cloth box. Hartford: E.B. and E.C. Kellogg, 1845. First Edition of this celebrated collection of silhouettes of distinguished Americans. All the portraits, except for that of George Washington, were based on sketches made from life by the portrait artist William Brown. Each portrait is accompanied by a plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting, typically reproducing it from a piece of correspondence. Among the subjects portrayed are John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Randolph. William Brown (1808-1883), renowned silhouette artist, often cut his silhouette portraits from memory. One of his most famous group portraits was the 25-foot long silhouette of members of the St. Louis fire department. A fine copy of this rare book. "Almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare" (Harry Peters, America on Stone. NY: Doubleday, etc., 1931). Howes B871 ("b"); cf. Peters, America on Stone, pp., 116-117; Sabin 8578. Bookseller Inventory # 144166

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