This 474 page hardcover volume by Henry Watterson was published in 1898 by Western W. Wilson and the Werner Company. It is titled The History of the Spanish American War, Embracing a Complete review of Our Relations with Spain. It is a large volume at 9 & 3/4 by 7 & 3/4 by 1 & 7/8 inches with a lovely blue cloth cover with embossed illustration and lettering on the cover and spine. It has numerous illustrations throughout, and I've shown the list of them, as well as a couple of pages of the detailed Table of Contents. Most of the illustrations are black and white. Most importantly, it has the 4 full size (2 page) color plates still inside, with copyright info at the edges by the Werner Co. Often this book is found with some or all of these missing, as they are incredible works. However, this volume has all 4 and they are in very good condition.
Overall condition is very good with clean, tight pages, a strong binding, some light cover and spine wear (shown in the photos), and some corner bumps. The fronts illustration of the War Cabinet is also still there, as well as its tissue protector. There are a few light smudges from page turning, but otherwise, the pages are in nice shape and I didn't see any writing on them. Its really a nice copy for the collector!
Please see the photos as they show the condition and detail well and use the "Click to Expand" on the bottom of the pictures to see them fully. I apologize for the glare on the photos of some of the color plates.
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1898 History of the Spanish American War by Henry Watterson Spanish-American Illustrated Book