THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS. CONDUCTED BY JAMES B. LONGACRE, PHILADELPHIA; AND JAMES HERRING, NEW YORK: UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS. VOLUME IV. ("National Portraits 1839.") [Vol. Four-4.]

Longacre, James B., 1794-1869, and James Herring, 1794-1867. American Academy of the Fine Arts.

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VOLUME IV ONLY. Sectional pagination. Hardcover: H 28.75cm x L 23.75cm. Original full black leather binding; rubbed boards decorated with gilt tooled borders which are affected by patches of surface abrasion; scuffing along board edges causing loss to slender gilt tooling particularly at worn board corners; boards' inner edges decorated with slender gilt tooled floral borders; slender scuffing along both front and rear joints with latter firm but former having some splitting at ends causing some pliability to front board; shallow chipping at spine heel; spine decorated with four fractionally raised bands delineating compartments which include three that have gilt tooled centerpiece devices and a head compartment which has an eagle and shield vignette; gilt stamped title lettering "National Portraits" in second compartment from head with "1839" at heel. Wear and flaking loss to gilt edges. Some soiling and foxing to yellow endpapers; front free endpaper center has antiquarian black ink signature "Jas. A. Stevens" followed by four-line blue ink inscription "To | His friend indeed, | Dr. P.J. Maxwell, | Janry 9, 79." Decorative black ink ownership stamp for P.J. Maxwell on title page (P.J. Maxwell was a mid-19th century resident of Columbus, Mississippi). A few scattered tears at margins of interior leaves; varied foxing and toning as well as some moisture staining/tidelines throughout with strongest occurrences to book's numerous b/w portrait plates most of which retain their tissue guard sheets; Abigail Adams plate detached and now laid-in; several other leaves slightly pulled but text block binding otherwise firm. Pictorial title leaf, aforementioned spine heel, and prefatory "Address" all dated for 1839 but with text title page having an 1840 imprint. Please note that this large book has an approximate shipping weight of 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Philadelphia [PA] - New York: James B. Longacre - James Herring, 1840.

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Longacre, James B., 1794-1869, and James Herring, 1794-1867. American Academy of the Fine Arts.
Published by Philadelphia [PA] - New York: James B. Longacre - James Herring, 1840. (1840)
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Book Description Philadelphia [PA] - New York: James B. Longacre - James Herring, 1840., 1840. VOLUME IV ONLY. Sectional pagination. Hardcover: H 28.75cm x L 23.75cm. Original full black leather binding; rubbed boards decorated with gilt tooled borders which are affected by patches of surface abrasion; scuffing along board edges causing loss to slender gilt tooling particularly at worn board corners; boards' inner edges decorated with slender gilt tooled floral borders; slender scuffing along both front and rear joints with latter firm but former having some splitting at ends causing some pliability to front board; shallow chipping at spine heel; spine decorated with four fractionally raised bands delineating compartments which include three that have gilt tooled centerpiece devices and a head compartment which has an eagle and shield vignette; gilt stamped title lettering "National Portraits" in second compartment from head with "1839" at heel. Wear and flaking loss to gilt edges. Some soiling and foxing to yellow endpapers; front free endpaper center has antiquarian black ink signature "Jas. A. Stevens" followed by four-line blue ink inscription "To | His friend indeed, | Dr. P.J. Maxwell, | Janry 9, 79." Decorative black ink ownership stamp for P.J. Maxwell on title page (P.J. Maxwell was a mid-19th century resident of Columbus, Mississippi). A few scattered tears at margins of interior leaves; varied foxing and toning as well as some moisture staining/tidelines throughout with strongest occurrences to book's numerous b/w portrait plates most of which retain their tissue guard sheets; Abigail Adams plate detached and now laid-in; several other leaves slightly pulled but text block binding otherwise firm. Pictorial title leaf, aforementioned spine heel, and prefatory "Address" all dated for 1839 but with text title page having an 1840 imprint. Please note that this large book has an approximate shipping weight of 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-08067

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