BOOKS: 1845 Brown's Portrait Gallery of American.., William H. Brown. Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches and Fac-similes of Original Letters. Kellogg, Hartford. 1845. Hardcover. 12 1/2 x 17 inches. 111 pages of text plus 27 silhouettes against tinted, engraved backgrounds, and a lithographed facsimile of each man's writing. Original binding with newer corners. The portraits include Washington, Adams, Harrison, Van Buren, Henry Clay, Thomas Hart Benton, Daniel Webster and more.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety
Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016