New York: The North American Review, 1888. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth over bevelled boards with gilt lettering and medallion. lxix, 656pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, full-page steel-engraved portraits, illustrations (one foldout), green floral endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear and touch of rubbing; large ownership initials pencilled on bottom page edges. Item #46047
A quite tight, attractive later (6th) edition of this 1886 classic, featuring contributions from U.S. Grant, Elihu Washburne, George Boutwell, Benjamin Butler, Frederick Douglass, Henry Ward Beecher, Cassius Clay, Robert Ingersoll, Charles A. Dana, Petroleum V. Nasby, Walt Whitman and a host of other friends and colleagues. Internally quite bright and near fine, with engravings superb. MONAGHAN 1026 note.