Hartford, CT: House & Brown, 1850. Leather bound. Large 8vo. Contemporary leather with blind-stamped floral decorations. Marbled edges and endpapers. More than 300 engravings. , vi-x, 836, 48 (appendix).
Spine professionally rebacked. 1851 ownership signature on front free endpaper. Some browning to front and end matter and minor foxing throughout. Tight and clean, excellent interior.
This is an uncommon illustrated book of American history, from Columbus to the inauguration of President Taylor, with a large appendix on indigenous people of North America. A very attractive book with terrific illustrations. Good +. Item #1770