Very Good / Very Good. Item #9223
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; ,294pp.; frontispiece, seven leaves of plates. Some wear to jacket extremities, including faint horizontal fold across entire mid-section, old tape repair to verso not visible externally, corners bumped, else Very Good and sound.
Collective biography of nineteenth-century political, artistic, and scientific notables, including chapters on Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John Caldwell Calhoun, Horace Greeley, Edwin Booth, Francis James Child, and Asa Gray. As H.L. Mencken noted on the jacket blurb: "I like these Bradford books, they make dead men real."