Lot 1299: Robert Sears A PICTORIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES 1853 Antique American History & Geography Engraved Plates Frontispiece
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: A Pictorial Description of the United States; Embracing the History, Geographical Position, Agricultural and Mineral Resources, Population, Manufactures, Commerce, and Sketches of Cities, Towns, Public Buildings, &c., &c., of Each State and Territory in the Union. Interspersed with Revolutionary and Other Interesting Incidents, Connected with the Early Settlement of the Country. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings.
Author: Robert Sears - Publisher
Publisher: Published by Robert Sears
City: New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 648 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: A state-by-state geographical and historical account of the country, including territories, beginning in Maine.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/illustration on the covers and spine. The front hinge is cracked, with moderate external wear. The text block is sound. The work includes a frontispiece and an illustrated additional title page. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and textual engravings.
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