Lettering and decoration on spine. Slight wear at bottom corners. 624 pages. Twelve steel engravings. Engravings and facing pages foxed. End papers foxed. Illustrations include: Shakespeare; Washington; Benjamin Franklin; Byron, Catherine II; Julius Caesar; John of Arc; etc. Contents include: General Washington at Home, and the Inauguration; Blaise Pascal; Stephen A. Douglas; Chauncey Jerome; Dr. Valentine Mott; Francisco Pizarro; Henry Hudson; The Two Catos; The Attempt to Assassinate President Jackson; Benedict Arnold; What is Known of Shakespeare (spelling of his name, his dramatic career, etc.); Jeanne Darc; The Wife of Andrew Jackson; Mrs. Sigourney; etc. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: People's Book of Biography; or, Short Lives ...
Publisher: A. S. Hale & Company
Publication Date: 1868
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description A. S. Hale & Company, Hartford, 1869. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. One volume bound in 2. 12 steel engravings, xii, , -300, -624. 19th century 1/2 leather. 23cm. Piece stripped from one corner of Vol. 2. Spine lettering indistinct. Minor foxing. Steel engraving of Julius Caesar relocated to serve as frontis to Vol. 2. Parton wrote a number of popular biographies. Bookseller Inventory # 74915