Small 8vo 458 pgs. Dark green cloth. Very good condition. Ends of back strip a little worn. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: SKETCHES OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND DECLINE ...
Publisher: George W. Childs
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Hard Cover
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Childs, Cincinnati, 1862. Hardback. Condition: Worn & Disbound. Covers are separated but present. Seller Inventory # 46948
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. 458 [8, ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait (foxed) and 13 engraved plates. 12mo, publisher's cloth. First edition. Cloth rubbed, soiled and worn; shaken; a few spots to text. Seller Inventory # 63551
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 1862, 458pp, illustrated. Covers well worn and rippled in places, corners frayed, book is slightly cocked, uniform light foxing, a good reading copy. Nevins, Vol II, page 170: "Fascinating experiences of an avowed biased Tennessee Unionist: revealing on conditions in East Tennessee during the first two years of the war.". Seller Inventory # 09594
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 458 pp., frontis. portrait, numerous engraved plates. Spine faded, chips and fraying to head and heel of spine and 1" tear at heel, covers and page edges soiled, binding tender, some soiling to endpapers, ownership ink stamp (twice), a few page corners bumped, pages tanned throughout. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 276696
Book Description George w Childs, Cincinnati, 1862. Full-Leather. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. 458 pages with ads for recent books by publisher in rear. b/w photo of author with facsimile of his signature on frontispiece; foxing prominent on end papers and on pages; Page edges browned; Inner spine crease weakened but pages intact. Faded black leather boards have discoloration spots; board edges, corners worn and frayed exposing underneath cardboard; Gild lettering on spine; Spine in very fragile spine small portion is exised from upper spine; front spine crease torn from front cover with page sections exposed. Chapter headings include: Autobiographical sketch; ; Alabama secessionist; racism; Church reactions; Northern and southern clergy; Knoxville; Spirit of secession;Leaders of the Rebellion Conspiracy; Brownlow Speech; Election of Lincoln; Volunteer leadership; Great Southern Rebellion in Tennessee; etc. A FRAGILE RARE VINTAGE BOOK. Seller Inventory # S44mp-B112-4611
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 458pp + book ad pages; b/w illustrations. Former library volume with customary labels and markings. Textually unmarked, clean, tight. Library book tape over spine; black cloth covered boards; rubs to tips. Steel engraved frontis of author. Seller Inventory # ABE-1511986350659
Book Description Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia, PA, 1862. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. No Jacket. First Edition. Popularly known as "Parson Brownlow's Book" which appears on the spine of this copy. Topspine worn. No other defects. Seller Inventory # 0797173amz
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. Hard Cover Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. Sound binding. clean text. VG+, no dust jacket as issued. Professionally rebound in dark green cloth with gold spine title. Neat former owner's name stamped on paste down endpaper. Seller Inventory # 048665
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition (SD). You can see the covers in the photographs provided. They have a pebbled brown texture. The gilt lettering on the spine is partly faded but still legible. The covers are very solid and very solidly bound. They are also square and straight, not slanted, not cocked. As you can see, they have some soiling. Most conspicuous is a stain on the spine and some dark stains around the outer and top margins of the rear cover. There is only a minimal amount of wear. The corners, for example, are not rubbed and the spine ends, as you can see, are in very good shape. Both unusual in a book at this age. There is a nick under the word 'Book' on the spine. The six edges are in better than average condition with one tiny tear at the bottom of the rear cover and a 3/8th inch tear at the middle, also of the rear cover. That covers the covers. The interior of the book is in very good condition, certainly taking into account its age. It has yellow inside covers and end papers which have only light soiling. There are a couple of creases at the top corner of the front end paper. Both the frontispiece and its tissue guard have some foxing. The foxing on the frontispiece is on the white margins. The frontispiece photograph or portrait does have a few light pencil jags on it. The title page has taken on the shadow image of the frontispiece. It also has a light stain near its bottom edge, but is in generally quite decent condition. As I mentioned, the covers are very solidly bound. There are no spaces or cracks between the covers and the end papers. The book is also solidly bound, although I found a few instances where there was a bit of a space along part of the gutter between two facing pages. In none of these instances was any page loose. The general condition of the pages is very good. I found only occasional spots of soiling, almost always in the margin. I saw only a few instances of creased tips of corners, all near the beginning of the book. I saw a very occasional rough middle edge, nothing major. I saw two other instances of a scribbled or jagged bit of penciling. I found one small loss at a bottom corner. I saw one 1/2 inch tear off the middle edge of one of the illustrations (not reaching the illustration) and the same tear off the following page of text. I counted a total of 14 illustrations, including the frontispiece. One of them is a copied letter from the editor dated December 16, 1861. All of these full-page black-and-white illustrations are in generally very good condition. A few of them have light soiling. With the exception of the referenced margin foxing on the frontispiece, I didn't see any other foxing on the pages in the book. Nor are there any markings anywhere in this book. Nor are there any attachments. And no one has written their name in this book. And there isn't any extraneous writing, no underlining, no notes, etc. After the book ends there are a number of pages of advertisements for the publishers other books. All in all, a quite a decent copy of this Civil War book, in better condition than the other ones that I read about, around and somewhat above my price. I should mention that I turned over every page in this book which allowed me to present the very specific description of its condition. Seller Inventory # 001889
Book Description George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1862. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Dark green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have wear, rubbing on edges, bumping on corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has light wear on edges, sticker residue on front paste down, age toned, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 458. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. Seller Inventory # 13-83-1256605