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RARE 1903 1st Ed `Stories Of Our Presidents' Art Prints - Portraits / U.S. History / Military / Ella Hines Stratton
COLLECTOR'S 1903 first edition antiquarian children's hardcover book - Stories Of Our Presidents from Washington to Roosevelt.
Written by Ella Hines Stratton whose ancestors were among the first settlers of New England.
Copyright: Entered According to Act of Congress in Year 190_(print error)Office of Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C. circa 1903, first edition, probable first printing.
Containing Childhood, Early Education, Occupations, Characteristics and Achievements of all the Presidents of the United States and Early History of our GREAT Country.
Anecdotes, Incidents, and personal traits which enabled them to attain the highest office together with full account of their administrations.
Profusely embellished with MAGNIFICENT Phototype and Wood Engravings. Beautiful color frontispiece of all the Presidents.
BRILLIANT full page black & white plates & drawings; many more than we can count. Lovely green & white period illustrated endpapers.
Photos do not capture exquisite hues, rich shading and elaborate detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Quincy Adams,
Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Jackson & more.
Several beautiful Presidential Family Pictures of President Washington, President Lincoln, President Grant, President Grover Cleveland & others.
Some illustrations included:
State Department Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institute,
National Capitol at Washington, Seal of the United States,
Lincoln Monument, Washington Crossing Delaware,
Inauguration of Washington, Washington's Tome at Mount Vernon,
1816 Election Scene-State House Philadelphia
Signing of Declaration of Independence,
Signatures of Signers of Declaration of Independence,
Declaration Read to Army, Benjamin Franklin,
1812 Fourth of July Celebration, Old Liberty Bell,
Betsy Ross House,, The Peace Commission,
Sebastian Cabot, General Israel Putnam,
Grant's Headquarters Fort Donaldson,
Osceola, Chief of the Seminoles, Indian Child in Cradle,
Indian Life in Forests, Weapons, Admirals,
Indian Amusements-Canoe Race between Squaws,
Battle of New Orleans, Marine & Naval Officer Uniforms,
Christopher Columbus, Reception of Columbus by Ferdinand and Isabella
Birds Eye View of New York City, First Settlement of New York,
Steamboat Landing, Animals & Birds on St. John's River,
The Coast of Florida, Southern Plantation, Settler Cabin
Chapter books of each President, Adventures in North America,
Story of Porto Rico, Hawaii, Philippines and Cuba,
The French and Indian War and Causes of the Revolution.
Heavy hardcover, DECORATED red cloth boards, gilt titles-red-white-blue illustration & black pattern lines (color nicer than photo),
Measures 9" x 7", 256pp. Illustrations EXCELLENT & very bright. Binding tight. Cover maroon-red. Not ex-library. Excellent shape for antique!!
Pages excellent for age-bright/clean-some light general wear including light yellowing-few pp occasional light smudge/spot/small crease-1pp blank small bottom cut-2/3 illus pp2" bottom/top tear.
Cover very good-bright/clean-some shelfwear including some fading-light corner bumping-some light scuffing-some light spots-marks.
General spinewear-end fraying-chipping-fading-few small tears front spine edge/some looseness-fully intact. Fbep & some pp-light buckling. Binding tight-1pp bottom slit-not separated.
Do not pass up this scarce gem; each illustration is a MASTERPIECE.
Will make a FABULOUS gift for families, history buffs and art collectors!!
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Beth, New England, MA
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