"THE LIVES OF THOSE MEN WHOSE GENIUS AND ENTERPRISE HAVE AIDED IN THE UPBUILDING OF THIS GREAT NATION": BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PREEMINENT AMERICANS, WITH 120 PHOTOGRAVURE PORTRAITS
HARRISON, Frederick G. Biographical Sketches of Preeminent Americans. Boston: E.W. Walker & Co., (1892). Three volumes. Quarto, publisher's three-quarter brown pebbled morocco, moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. $2900.
First edition of this collection of prominent Americans and founding fathers, among them Washington, Franklin, Adams, Hancock, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Clay, Webster, Irving, Houston, Brown, Poe, Lincoln, Barnum, Sherman, Grant, Custer, Edison, and many more, with 120 photogravure portraits, in handsome publisher's morocco bindings.
"The author has attempted to lay before the reader, in as concise a form as possible, the important facts in the lives of those men who se genius and enterprise have aided… in the upbuilding of this great nation, or who have exercised a powerful influence over the minds and hearts of their fellow-countrymen… The arrangement is chronological, so that while each biography is complete in itself, taken collectively, the 'Sketches' present a panoramic view of the principal events in the history of the United States from early colonial days to the present time" (Preface).
About-fine in publisher's morocco.