This highly-regarded American historian (nicknamed the "Father of American History") served in James K. Polk's cabinet as Secretary of the Navy (1845-46) and as U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom (1846-49). Bold old age signature of the blank verso of Bancroft's 3¼" X 2" engraved Washington, DC calling card ("Mr. Bancroft. / 1623 H Street"), n.y. Near fine. With original envelope cancelled in Newport, Rhode Island where Bancroft summered) on 17 August 1888. Accompanied by a fine modern reproduction of a vintage head-and-shoulders engraved portrait of Bancroft. Bookseller Inventory # 39132
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Store Description: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.