Auction 117, Lot 895

"[Lot of 16] Narrative and Critical History of America",

Subject: History - America

Period: 1889 (published)

Publication: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (publisher)

Color: Black & White

8 x 11 inches
20.3 x 27.9 cm

Edited by Justin Winsor, Librarian of Harvard University. Eight volumes (bound in 16) consisting of critical essays by a variety of authors. They cover American history in depth to the adoption of the Constitution and briefly to about 1850. One of the most valuable parts of the work are Mr. Winsor's notes on the printed and manuscript sources, and the secondary authorities on American history. The volumes are profusely illustrated with maps, views, and portraits. Each volume is indexed separately, with the final volume containing a general index. A very nice set of this important reference work. Hardbound in original brown pebbled cloth boards with titles in gold on spines.

References: Howes #578.

Condition: A

Minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006