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Auction 158, Lot 451


"A Condensed School History of the United States, Constructed for Definite Results in Recitation and Containing a New Method of Topical Reviews", Swinton, William

Subject: History Books

Period: 1875 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

4.8 x 7.2 inches
12.2 x 18.3 cm

This small book was intended for use in schools and covers United States history broken into four periods: Discovery and Exploration, Colonial Period, Revolutionary Period, and Constitutional Period. It includes 5 colored maps, including a double-page map of the United States, as well as numerous other black & white maps and in-text illustrations. 334 pages. Hardbound in quarter leather over green cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine.


Condition: B+

The text and plates are mostly clean and tight with pleasant light toning. The double-page map of the United States has a 2" fold separation at bottom. Covers have light wear with bumped edges and cracked joints.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/22/2016