Here is a nice set of books for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep them for yourself.
Great 3 Volume Set of Books about Washington Past and Present. John Clagett Proctor was the Editor in Chief. The books were put out in 1930 These are a first edition. Not sure if there were originally 4 volumes. The books are filled with interesting historical information about Washington DC. Plus plenty of black & white photos and reproduced engravings throughout the book.
The books were put out by the Lewis Historical Publishing Co of New York, NY. The books were once in the library of Sarah Lawerence College in West Chester County NY, only the #1 most expensive college in America in 2014. So, if you cannot afford the $65.5k annual tuition, maybe you can afford some books from them! The name of the college is stamped in black on both the top and bottom of the pages. Also on the inside of the front cover. Slight dusty smell to the books, no mold or mildew issues.
The books are just packed with photos of people and scenes as well as Steel and Wood Engraving reproductions.
The books' pages do not show any foxing or brown spotting. The onion skin pages over photos show the typical age of 85 plus year old books. The books have a black pebbled 1/4 covers and spine and then green hardcovers with black pebbling again at the cover corners. The pages are still firmly bound together in the volumes and each book still has the finish on the spine. The covers do show some finish loss, but are all there. Each book is 10-7/8" tall, by 8.5" across, by 2" to 2.25" wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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