SINGLE VOLUME ONLY. Primary title page specifies: "The History of the United States of America. . . Vol. VI." Secondary title page specifies: "The History of the United States of America, From the Adoption of the Federal Constitution to the End of the Sixteenth Congress. By Richard Hildreth. In Three Volumes. Vol. III. Madison and Monroe." Both title pages share the same 1852 Harper & Brothers, Publishers imprint. i-xxiv, 25-739, , 1-8 pages. Hardcover: H 24.25cm x L 15.75cm. Original half leather binding; brown leather spine decorated with four fractionally raised bands with two gilt lettered title labels of light brown and black; gilt stamping to spine bands and at ends; light staining to muted purple cloth boards with some wear to their leather corners. All edges marbled; colorfully marbled endpapers. Past owner's purple ink name stamp "J.O. Banks" on front pastedown and at top of primary title page. Strong foxing to several initial and rear leaves with mostly mild to occasionally moderate foxing to interior pages. Binding still retains some crispness. Still a handsome very good copy. Features Chapters XX to XXXII plus Authorities and Index in succession to preceding volumes. Born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, James Oliver Banks (1829-1904) graduated with a bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama in 1847 and 1850 respectively later followed by a medical degree from Jefferson College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Banks entered Civil War military service as a captain in September 1861 in Columbus, Mississippi with Company A, 5th Battalion, Mississippi Confederate Infantry rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in October 1862 with the 43rd Mississippi Infantry participating in action at the Battle of Corinth and Vicksburg with final service in Alabama and Georgia. Banks was first married to Martha Jane Coleman (1833-1868) of Greene County, Alabama with whom he had five children (of which two passed in infancy) and, following her death, married Lucy Watkins Young (1841-1933) on May 11, 1870 with whom he had five children (all surviving to adulthood). Lucy Young was one of ten children of George Hampton Young who owned the architecturally renowned Waverly Plantation on the west bank of the Tombigbee River between Columbus and West Point, Mississippi. Please note that this book has an approximate shipping weight of 3 pounds (1.36 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,...
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1852.
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