BEAUTIFULLY BOUND VOLUME OF COLONIAL FAMILIES OF AMERICA
LAWRENCE, Ruth, editor. Colonial Families of America. New York: National Americana Society, (1928). Folio, full inlaid paneled red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and centerpiece, raised bands, watered silk doublures and endpapers, all edges gilt. $1750.
Sumptuously bound and illustrated volume of this essential history of the leading families of colonial America, with eight full-page colored coats-of-arms and dozens of tissue-guarded mounted portraits.
Includes the Van Rensselaer, Van Cortlandt, Quincy and Stuyvesant families. Lawrence edited between 27 and 30 self-contained volumes of this series personally; the series continued in an additional 20 volumes after her death. This volumes is from the Lawrence-edited part of the series and contains some of America's most prominent families.
Lightest sunning to one edge of front board, slight dampstain to front silk doublure and endpaper, corners bumped. A splendid production in exceptionally good condition.