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The Autographic Mirror: Autographic Letters and Sketches of Illustrious and Distinguished Men of Past and Present Times; Sovereigns, Statesmen, Warriors, Divines, Historians, Lawyers, Literary, Scientific, Artistic, and Theatrical Celebrities (Volumes I & II)


Published by Cassell, Peter, and Galpin n/d, London
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Folio. 132,[48]pp. 133-264,[49-116],2pp. Volumes 1 & 2 of 4. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Includes facsimile signatures of Shakespeare, Lord Francis Bacon, Lord Byron, S. T. Coleridge, J. Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Goethe, Victor Hugo, Immanuel Kant, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon III., Lord Nelson, Robespierre, Schiller, George Washington, Oliver Cromwell, Alexander Dumas, Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots), Queen Victoria, and many others. Includes b/w reproductions of sketches and drawings by Rowlandson, Thackeray, Count D'Orsay, Thomas Barker, Henry Bright, John Leech, portrait of Shakespeare from a print by Martin Droeshaut, as well as other illustrations. Age wear, staining and scuffing on cloth. Head and tail of spine chipped. Small surface puncture on front board of Vol. I. Hinges staring. Usual age toning to leaves. Binding in fair, interior in overall good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25843

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Title: The Autographic Mirror: Autographic Letters ...

Publisher: Cassell, Peter, and Galpin n/d, London

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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