1860 Life of George Washington Illustrated Americana History Revolutionary
Joel Tyler Headley was an American clergyman, historian, author, newspaper editor and politician who served as Secretary of State of New York. Producing many works on various subjects, his writings were among the first to call attention to the Adirondack Mountains as a health resort. He later accepted the solicitations of Horace Greeley and became associate editor of the New York Tribune.
“The Illustrated Life of Washington” is filled with black and white engravings as well as some in color!
Item number: #2514
HEADLEY, J.T. Hon.
The illustrated life of Washington-- : with vivid pen paintings of battles and incidents, trials and triumphs of the heroes and soldiers of revolutionary times, together with an interesting account of Mount Vernon as it is ; the whole embellished with numerous steel and wood engravings, and a splendid colored lithographic view of Mount Vernon and Washington's tomb.
Chicago : O.F. Gibbs, 1860
•Collation complete with all pages: xv, 528
o38 engravings throughout
32 woodcuts; many of which are hand-colored
•Provenance: Handwritten – Robert P. Whitney, Sept. 11, 1860.
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•Size: ~ 8.5in X 5.75in (22cm x 14.5cm)
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