Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The History of the United States


"A Popular History of the United States From The Aboriginal Times to the Present Day" by John Clark Ridpath. Published in 1880 by Phillips and Hunt, New York.


The book is bound in textured maroon boards with a three-quarter leather binding. Spine has gilt lettering, stamped star emblems and raised bands; front cover has decorative gilt lettering. Covers are edgeworn; small pull tears on spine leather; foxing within.

Illustrated with black-and-white engravings and color timelines, this book covers several centuries of history, from the Native Americans and the early European explorers up through the late 19th century. 695 pages; approx. 7"x9".

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