12 Historical Biographies

Decorative collection of twelve antiquarian biographies on historical figures such as Horace Greeley, Oliver Cromwell, Queen Elizabeth, Marie Antoinette and others. Total size of this collection is approximately 14 x 7 x 5 inches. 

THE LIFE, SPEECHES, AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF JAMES A. GARFIELD Conwell, Russell H. George Stinson & Co 1881 Good 1st Edition brown cover with black & gilt lettering & decorations. Illustrated with engravings. 384 pages 5'x7.5' Wear at corners and edges, foxing, tanned pages, staining of page edges. A look at the life of Garfield; twentieth president of the United States. Including an account of his assassination, lingering pain, death and burial.

CUSACK'S TUDOR PERIOD: BEING AN EDITION OF VOL. II. OF THE INTERMEDIATE TEXT-BOOK OF ENGLISH HISTORY Fearenside, C.S. City of London Book Depot 1894 Fair Hard Cover. 5"x7". 356 pg. blue hard cover book. Includes maps (Western Europe at the accession of Elizabeth, 1558, etc.), tables (Genealogical: the descent of Charles V, etc.), and more. The constitutional history of England to 1485, international history to 1485, Henry VII's Domestic Policy and more. Meant to be more than just a book to help a student pass an exam. Book is in fair condition with cracked hinges, browned pages, faded spine, cover wear/soil, edgewear, and soil.

THE LIFE OF NELSON Southey, Robert J. b. Lippincott 1883 Fair This hard cover book has a brown cover with brown lettering on the front and gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. There is foxing, the owner's name is written on the inside, soil, tanned pages, cocked spine, edgewear, faded cover, weak hinges and the cover is very worn and soiled. 5.5"x7.5" with 318 indexed pages.

OLIVER CROMWELL OR ENGLAND GREAT PROTECTOR Herbert, Henry William Porter and Coates 1856 Good Alta Edition This antique, 5"x7.5" hard cover book has a brown and black decorative illustrated cover with brown and black lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The pages are browning, wear, soil, and the owner's name is written on the inside. A biography on Cromwell and the English Civil War. 447 pages.

TEN ENGLISHMEN OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Joy, James Richard The Chautauqua Press 1902 Good This antique 4.5"x7.5" hard cover is in Good condition with 260 pages, which includes a 74 page appendix. Includes biographies on Wellington, George Canning, George Stephenson, Lord John Russell, Richard Cobden, Sir Robert Peel, Lord Shaftsbury, Lord Palmerston, William Ewart Gladstone, and Lord Beaconsfield. Book has faded spine, edgewear, and soil.

THE LIFE OF HORACE GREELEY, EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE Parton, J. Mason Brothers 1855 Poor This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and a gilt illustration of a printing press on the front cover. Covers are worn, with soil and chipping at the edges; inner pages are foxed, but text is legible throughout; cracked hinges; water stains. Illustrated with two engravings at the fore, this book is a biography of the celebrated editor and journalist Horace Greeley. 442 pages; approx. 5"x8".

THE MAKERS OF VENICE: DOGES, CONQUERORS, PAINTERS, AND MEN OF LETTERS Mrs. Oliphant Macmillan and Co. 1888 Fair This antique hardcover book is bound in dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Front cover is trimmed in gilt, with a gilt emblem of a winged lion on a pedastal. Top page edge gilt. Book is in good to fair condition with bookplate, edgewear, foxing to the foredge, and cover wear. Front hinge weak. The book tells the story of the great men who shaped the city of Venice into a legendary center of the arts. 410 pages, plus advertisements; approx. 5"x7".

MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE DOWNFALL OF ROYALTY de Saint-Amand, Imbert Charles Scribner's Sons 1893 Fair This antique hardcover book is bound in dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Spine and cover have some soil; spine is worn and chipped at ends; inner pages are faintly browned, bookplate, wear and soil. Frontispiece is a portrait of Marie Antoinette. This book looks at Antoinette's reign and the tumult of France during the period. 401 pages; approx. 5"x8".

MEMOIRS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY CAREER OF JOHN SHIPP, LATE A LIEUTENANT IN HIS MAJESTY'S 87TH REGIMENT Shipp, John J. & J. Harper 1829 Poor First American Edition This antique hardcover book is bound in dark marbled boards with 3/4 brown leather (spine and corners). Leather spine is very worn and chipped, covers are rubbed, but all is intact; foxing within; browned pages; pull tears and sticker remnants to the innerboards; cracked front hinge and loose front cover. This is vol. 1 of Shipp's autobiography of his life in the British military. 225 pages; approx. 5"x7".

HEROINES OF HISTORY Hewitt, Mary E. Sheldon, Blakeman and Co. 1857 Fair This antique hardcover book is bound in decorated red cloth boards. Spine has decorative gilt lettering with a gilt illustration of a young woman with a harp; front cover has etched filigree borders. Cover has water stains; spine has scuffs, soil, edgewear;some water stains to the pages; faded spine; foxing within. Illustrated with steel engravings, this book tells the stories of famous women such as Semiramis, Joan of Arc, the Empress Josephine, Maria Theresa, and others. 336 pages; approx. 5"x8".

DIARY, REMINISCENCES AND CORRESPONDENCE OF HENRY CRABB ROBINSON, VOL. 2 Sadler, Thomas (editor) Fields, Osgood and Co. 1870 Fair First Edition This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards, with gilt spine lettering and an etched publisher's device on the front cover. Volume 2 only. Covers worn and faded/discolored at foredge. Spine ends worn and chipped. Browned pages. Owner's name. Foxing, wear, and soil. 555 pages, including index; approx. 5"x7".

Makers of History: Queen Elizabeth Abbott, Jacob Harper & Brothers Publishers 1902 Good A biography and history of Queen Elizabeth. Former owner's name on pre-title page, soil, light cover rubbing and wear, light edgewear, three small stains on foredge, spine wear. 281 pages, 6.5 x 4.5.