Bound in black cloth boards, this book has a highly decorated spine covered in gilt lettering. Spine ends worn, some other wear; bookplate and inscription on front endpapers. Illustrated throughout with engravings, this book contains capsule biographies of prominent American figures such as Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Benedict Arnold, John Winthrop, Eli Whitney, Peter Stuyvesant, John Jay, Cotton Mather and Pocahontas. 407 pages; approx. 5"x7".
- Our Countrymen: Brief Memoirs of Eminent Americans
- Benson J. Lossing
- Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1855
- First Edition