"The Real America in Romance", An Authentic History of America from the discovery to the Present Day, edited by Edwin Markham, Complete in Thirteen Volumes - Art Edition. Originally published 1909, Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York. This is a slightly later 1914 printing by William H. Wise & Company, New York. 13 big and attractive volumes in faux half-leather and cloth-bound boards, each 9 1/2" x 6 5/8". No ISBN. A detailed history of America from the first stirrings of westward expansion from the Iberian peninsula, all the way to American Expansion overseas and the establishment of the American Empire. Splendid color Frontis in each; beautiful illustrations. The boards are clean, but for a single spot, 3/16" on two and a half-dozen spots, 1/8", on one. There is wear to the spine-ends. The books are well bound, with tight clean strong hinges. The hinges are NOT started. No looseness, No dogears, No mustiness, No smoke smell. The hinges have NOT started. The gilt page-tops have faded a bit after a Century.No looseness, No mustiness, No smoke smell. No pencilings, No names, No bookplates. Not remainder-marked. A splendid, detailed, voluminous History find. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Real Romance in America, An Authentic ...
Publisher: W. H. Wise & Co.
Publication Date: 1914
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Illustrator: Profusely illustrated throughout
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 2nd Edition
Book Description William H. Wise & Company, 1927. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Faint wear along edges. An exceptional set. 1927 Hard Cover. Complete in fifteen hardcover volumes. Original brown leatherette over beige cloth boards, Arts & Crafts design on and along spine (reminiscent of bindings being released by The Roycrofters at the time), gilt top page ridges, printed marbled endpapers. An extensive history of America, from 1435 through the date of publication. Profusely illustrated with photographs, some colorized. Originally conceived as a thirteen volume set and published from 1911-1914, the last two volumes were added in the late 1920s, and cover the period before, during, and after World War I. This Art Edition uses the original plates (the first 13 volumes still state 'Complete in Thirteen Volumes' on the title pages). Includes: Beyond Sunset Seas: The Age of Discovery, 1435-1506; The Golden Quest; The Age of Conquest, 1506-1547; Swords of Flame: The Age of Animosity, 1547-1570; Princess & Cavalier: The Age of Colonization, 15701-1620; On Savage Shores: The Age of Consolidation, 1620-1643; The Red Frontier: The Age of Aspiration, 1643-1680; Dueling for Empire: The Age of Rivalry, 1680-1700; A Rescue Destiny: The Age of British Triumph, 1700-1763; The Stars & Stripes: The Age of Independence, 1763-1783; Valor and Victory: The Age of Vindication, 1783-1824; The Great Republic: The Age of Aggression, 1824-1854; Brothers for Ever: The Age of Union, 1854-1868; The Eagle's Wings: The Age of Expansion, 1868-1910; The American Crusade - I: The Age of Democracy, 1910-1918; The American Crusade - II: The Age of Democracy, 1918-1927. Seller Inventory # 1750728