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Auction 157, Lot 781

"[Lot of 2] The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints - A Checklist of 1765-1790 Graphics in the Library of Congress [and] Atlas of the American Revolution",

Subject: References

Period: 1975 (published)

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Color: Printed Color

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A. The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints - A Checklist of 1765-1790 Graphics in the Library of Congress, by Donald H. Cresswell, (11.6 x 9.5"). This exhaustive reference pieces together a graphic history of the American Revolution with a checklist of drawings and prints from 1765 to 1790. Selected by Cresswell from the collection in the Library of Congress, this book includes over 900 items, many of them with a corresponding black & white illustration. The graphics are divided into five broad categories: portraits, events, views, cartoons and allegories, and weapons, implements, and fortifications. Includes a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings and multiple indices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt title on the spine, 455 pp. Condition: Contents very good with a hint of toning along the sheets' edges and some library stamps. Covers lightly soiled and spine faintly sunned. Discarded from High Point Public Library.

B. Atlas of the American Revolution, by Kenneth Nebenzahl, (11.4 x 15.1"). This well written reference tells the story of the American battle for independence with the help of maps, many of them reproduced here for the first time since their original appearance. Accompanying each map is a clearly written commentary describing the event portrayed. Lavishly illustrated with historic images, 54 maps in full-color and endpaper maps, 218 pp. Narrative by Don Higginbotham. Hardbound in blue buckram with pictorial dust jacket. Condition: Contents very good with light toning along the sheets' edges. Covers near fine except for some minor shelf wear. The dust jacket has light soiling and some minor wear.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/4/2016

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