Steel engraved portraits of American notables

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:17

Lot 34: Author: Buttre, Lillian. Title: The American Portrait Gallery with Biographical Sketches of Presidents, Statesmen, Military and Naval Heroes, Clergymen, Authors, Poets, Etc., Etc. Place Published: New York. Publisher: J.C. Buttre. Date Published: (c.1879). Description: 3 volumes. 240 steel-engraved portraits. (4to) 25x18.5 cm (93/4x7 1/4") original publisher's full brown morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Portraits of notable Americans, all but a few are men. Each with a brief biographical sketch in letterpress. Condition: Faded and rubbed; some foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $200-$300
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