New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1886. Hardcover. 384 pp., Blue cloth over boards with elaborate gilt title stamped on front board and gilt title stamped on spine. Beautiful illustrative designs stamped on front board and spine. Text block edges stained red. Corners and head/tail of spine scuffed. Corners bumped. Extremities rubbed. Very good. Item #62128
"My Young Friends:
I have set out to tell you the story of our country from the time, many hundred years ago, that the Northmen sailed across the stormy Atlantic to our shores. During this long period have taken place the most stirring and instructive incidents in the history of the world....This history then, is written for you. I shall strive to instruct you as well as to entertain you, and to add to that knowledge of his country that every American youth should possess. The publishers will spare no pains or expense in doing their part. They will print these pages on fine paper and in the best manner, and they will give you hundreds of beautiful illustrations that will help you to understand the story told in the text. And all this will be done at so small a price that every American boy or girl will be able to buy and read "The Youth's History of the United States. --E.S.E." -from the Introduction.