Remarkable condition for this huge volume. No writing, marking or staining. Very heavy. Additional postage for foreign shipment. ; Bound in green leather with gilt stamping, front and back. Deckle edges. Color frontis, many b/w portraits of famous Virginians. Number 664 of 1000 copies. ; Portraits; Thick quarto; 555 pp. pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Memorial Volume of Virginia Historical ...
Publisher: William Byrd Press
Publication Date: 1930
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description William Byrd Press, Richmond, VA, 1930. Hardbound. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Light brown leather, gilt lettering and cover design. 556 pp. Hundreds of bw portraits. A fascinating survey of American history from colonial times to the days of fledgling nationhood, as told through its portraiture. Captivating personal histories and biographic anecdotes accompany each portrait and are even included for some of the works not pictured. Limited edition of 1000 copies. A tremendous tome, and very heavy (12 pounds+). VG+ internally, spine has sunned to a a slightly darker brown color than the covers Top edge gilt, front cover cleanly broken off at hinge and will need to be re-attached, otherwise a really nice clean and tight copy. Seller Inventory # 15261.1
Book Description 1930. WEDDELL, Alexander Wilbourne, ed. A Memorial Volume. Virginia Historical Portraiture 1585-1830. . With an Introduction by Ellen Glasgow. And a Review of Early American Portraiture by Thomas B. Clarke. Richmond: Wm. Byrd Press, 1930. 1st ed. Thick folio.xxxi,556pp. Frontis., plates. Orig. full gilt-armorial tan morocco, marbled endpapers, T.e.g., housed in publisher's cardboard slipcase. Near fine. HOWES W-214, "aa." Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. An important book. Seller Inventory # 73558