New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1876-1881. Leather bound. 583; 7; ; 634; 655; 648pp. Thick quartos [26 cm] All edges gilt. Turn ins gilt. Marbled endsheets. Engraved frontispiece illustrations and numerous full-page engravings from steel plates. Fully illustrated. Very good. Gently rubbed at the extremities. The leather at a few of the spine ends is lightly chipped. Tanned pages. The plates are very lightly offset on the opposite pages. Complete. All plates present. A very attractive set. Item #39128
Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders. The author, William Cullen Bryant, wrote the well-known poem, Thanatopsis, and spent 5 decades as editor for the New-York Evening Post.
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