New York. The Gravure Company of America. 1908.
24 plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, 20 x 16 inches, leather covered boards with embossed gilt metal seal (hardbound). Covers are totally detached and in very worn condition, although the metal embossed coat of arms on the front cover is in good condition. The leather of the spine is deteriorating with loss. The interior is in good condition with light soiling to a few pages, offsetting in lower margin of plates from tissue guards, tear in lower margin of Polk plate (outside image area), 3 inch tear to lower margin of text sheet for McKinley. An unnumbered copy. A good collection of plates of the Presidents. Imposing "Official Portraits of the Presidents" from George Washington through Theodore Roosevelt. Each portrait includes a brief biography on the facing sheet. A fine selection of images and commentary on the Presidents as of the turn of the twentieth century. Item #49636
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