Here is a nice book entitled, "William H Seward's Travels Around the World", whom had previously been the Secretary of State under President Lincoln and who had an attempt his life the night the President was assassinated. Would make a great gift or keep for yourself!
This book was issued in 1873 and edited by Olive Risley Seward, the daughter of William Seward. This book is a first edition, cannot be sure if a first printing. Mr. Seward actually left this world in 1872 before the book was published. The book was quite a success in it's time, bringing $50k to the Seward estate. Nice broadside image of Seward in the front of the book and his facsimile signature below it.
The book was published by D Appleton and Company of New York. A profuse number of over 200 black and white illustrations throughout the book, including a fold out map to document Seward's travels. Nicely detailed and great capture of areas visited.
The book has red colored pebbled covers with gold gilt designs and lettering that are still securely attached to the rest of the book. There is no musty or mildewy smell. No foxing or brown spotting, or moldiness. Some minor browning to the pages. The pages are still securely bound the book. Spine cover pulling away from the rest of the book. The spine has lost a lots of color from being exposed to the sun over time. Some minor pencil markings in the front blank pages of the book, on of probably the original owner, J H Austin in 1873. Some spotting on the long open side of the pages. Some of the spine finish is breaking off at the bottom of the spine.
The book is 9-5/8" tall, by 6.75" across, by 2.5" wide. The book is 730 pages in length. 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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