Item #64579 The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, Of France, And the Rev. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America. John H. Hanson.
The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, Of France, And the Rev. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America
The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, Of France, And the Rev. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America

The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, Of France, And the Rev. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America

New York: Bunce & Brother, 1854. First edition thus. Hardcover. 479 pp. Duodecimo. [18 cm]. Bound in green morocco leather, mimicking three quarter binding over marbled paper. Gilt title and tooling stamped to spine. Marbled end papers. Top edge gilt. With a frontispiece of the Reverend Eleazar Williams. Corners chipped and lightly bumped, boards peeking through at three corners. Signs of wear and minor chipping concentrated at head and tail of spine, with small chips along top edge. Two previous owners' book plates to front paste down. Small chip to rear end paper. Front board slightly cocked, binding tight. Very good +. Item #64579

A nicely maintained and elegant 1854 edition, containing the history of two seemingly disparate historical figures. First published by G.P. Putnam & Sons in 1853, per the copyright page.

"'There is no historical truth against which obstinancy cannot raise many objections. Many people think themselves justified in asserting against an alleged historical fact its improbability, without considering that nothing is true or untrue in the eye of history because it is probable or improbable, but simply because assuming its general logical possibility, it can be proved to be or not to be a fact. --Bunsen.'
'On applying, after a number of years, to the evidence of facts, it will always be found, in the end, that probability of all things the best symptom of truth' --Lamartine." --from the title page.

Price: $150.00

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