DELIGHTFUL ILLUSTRATED WORK ON COLONIAL HISTORY
FISHER, Sydney George. Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times. Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott, 1898. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary three-quarter dark blue morocco, raised bands, scarlet morocco spine labels, gilt spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $600.
Second edition of this delightful social history of colonial times, beautifully bound by MacDonald, illustrated with eight photogravure plates.
Fisher's design, in all of his writings, was to ``disclose the important influences, social, moral, racial, political, and constitutional, which created the American Republic'' (Preface). In these volumes, he describes the social history of America's early years, with chapters such as ``Cavaliers and Tobacco,'' ``From Puritans and Witches to Literature and Philosophy,'' and ``Quaker Prosperity.''. Bookplates.
Beautifully bound and in fine condition.