8 Volume Set Pre-civil War Usa
|Publisher||LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY|
Little, Brown and Company, 1856-1860. Eight (8) volume matched set in original publisher bindings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good condition overall, with some light foxing, wear, bumps, etc, expected with a set of this antiquity. Title and volume number on spine. An excellent value for a much sought after set of what had been considered, the most comprehensive historical investigation published prior to the Civil War. Overall, very good condition, especially considering the vintage of the set. Pages are incredibly clean and bright white throughout. All volumes tight and sturdy - structurally very sound, spine wear and fading, small closed tear on spine of Vol.XIII, minimal foxing limited to inside covers and even less so around edges of frontispieces, elegantly penned former owners name with their historical residence (and quite applicable) “Plymouth, MA” on blank preliminary page in each volume. Extremely nice complete set of the earliest version of this Bancroft's landmark work covering up to 1776, and published over a 5-year period. Complete 8-volume set of The History of the United States by George Bancroft. Demand for this, what many consider the most comprehensive and accurate of pre-Civil War historical publications, were first published as an 8-volume set (as being offered here and covering through July of 1776. Later sets were expanded to ten volumes and cover through the Peace Treaty of 1778. As the earliest and smallest of the initial press runs, the 8-volume set is the most sought after by collectors. 3731 pages total.Vol. I: History of the Colonization of the United States. 15th Edition, 1856. 4 pages of publishers advertisements at front of book dated “September 1856”. Steel engraved picture of Captain John Smith frontispiece with tissue guard. Steel engraved picture of Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts. 469 pages. Vol. II: History of the Colonization of the United States. 15th Edition, 1856. Steel engraving of Winthrop Governor of Connecticut. Illustrated. Steel engraving of William Penn. 466 pages. Vol. III: History of the Colonization of the United States. 14th Edition, 1857. Illustrated. Two Maps, one showing location of Native American Tribes. Index of The History of colonization. 477 pages. Vol: IV: 13th Edition, 1857. Illustrated. 4 pages of publishers advertisements at front of book dated “September 1856”. The American Revolution: Epoch First: the Overthrow of the European Colonial System, 1748-1763. Frontispiece, steel engraving of John Adams. 2 Maps. 462 pages. Vol. V: 11th Edition. 1857. 4 Pages of Adverts. The American revolution: Epoch. Second. How Great Britain Estranged America. 1763-1774. 459 pages. Same boards except large piece missing from foot of spine. Vol. VI: 7th Edition. 1857. The Crisis. 4 pages of publishers advertisements at front of book dated “September 1856”.. 528 pages. Same boards sling rubbing to spine edges. Vol. VII: 2nd Edition. 1858. Steel engraving of Joseph Warren as frontispiece. The American Revolution. Epoch Third. America Declares Itself Independent. 1774-1776. 435 pages. 4 Page description of 6 volumes by Bancroft. Vol. VIII: 1st Edition, 1860. Steel engraving of Thomas Jefferson as frontispiece. The American Revolution. Epoch Third. America Declares Itself Independent. 1774-1776. 435 pages.