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Fillmore Millard



Millard Fillmore Inscribed Set of 12 Fine Bindings of Appleton's Journal, Volumes 1-12 inclusive. Inscribed SEVEN times!

Appleton's Journal set of 12 bound volumes (full run from volume 1 through volume 12 inclusive, with the last volume coinciding in the same year as Millard Fillmore's death in 1874), each volume is three-quarters leather with raised bands, and marbled end papers. Published by D. Appleton And Company, New York. Various conditions but overall and excellent set. A few with shaken bindings, one with a warped front board, but most all are still firmly bound, and the cloth and leather intact. Two volumes with slight repair to the spine cloth.

Inscribed by President Millard Fillmore on SEVEN of the twelve volumes who both dated and signed his wife's name to the title page or the first blank page as "Mrs. Millard Fillmore". (This inscription is effectually finding his signature within her name.) This set of books came from the Fillmore's library. President Fillmore, always the ardent book collector and reader since childhood, often presented Caroline with books, in addition to carefully cataloguing both her and his collection. As is evidenced here he would sign her name on her behalf as establishing ownership and then catalogue her books. In addition, Caroline also signed and dated each of the volumes on either the title page or the first blank page. Having researched and reviewed other scarce books owned by President Fillmore we find that there is most often a catalogue number identifier on the title page found at the top next to the signature which also may be in the hand of Millard Fillmore. This set was deaccessioned from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical library, the public library of which was co-founded by the Fillmores, and has the expected library stamp on the spine.

Appletons' Journal was a journal of literature, science, and art published in the 19th century. The magazine began publication as a weekly, with its first issue dated April 3, 1869. It switched to monthly publication for the July 1876 issue (starting over again with volume 1, number 1). It ceased publication with the December 1881 issue. Mott says, Few periodicals of the years following the Civil War furnished a better picture of the varied life of the times than the weekly Appleton's Journal did from 1869 to 1876. (Mott III/417).

A grand and impressive set, once owned by the Fillmores and containing President Fillmore's signature as described above found within seven of the volumes.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Fillmore Millard



Millard Fillmore Inscribed Set of 12 Fine Bindings of Appleton's Journal, Volumes 1-12 inclusive. Inscribed SEVEN times!

Appleton's Journal set of 12 bound volumes (full run from volume 1 through volume 12 inclusive, with the last volume coinciding in the same year as Millard Fillmore's death in 1874), each volume is three-quarters leather with raised bands, and marbled end papers. Published by D. Appleton And Company, New York. Various conditions but overall and excellent set. A few with shaken bindings, one with a warped front board, but most all are still firmly bound, and the cloth and leather intact. Two volumes with slight repair to the spine cloth.

Inscribed by President Millard Fillmore on SEVEN of the twelve volumes who both dated and signed his wife's name to the title page or the first blank page as "Mrs. Millard Fillmore". (This inscription is effectually finding his signature within her name.) This set of books came from the Fillmore's library. President Fillmore, always the ardent book collector and reader since childhood, often presented Caroline with books, in addition to carefully cataloguing both her and his collection. As is evidenced here he would sign her name on her behalf as establishing ownership and then catalogue her books. In addition, Caroline also signed and dated each of the volumes on either the title page or the first blank page. Having researched and reviewed other scarce books owned by President Fillmore we find that there is most often a catalogue number identifier on the title page found at the top next to the signature which also may be in the hand of Millard Fillmore. This set was deaccessioned from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical library, the public library of which was co-founded by the Fillmores, and has the expected library stamp on the spine.

Appletons' Journal was a journal of literature, science, and art published in the 19th century. The magazine began publication as a weekly, with its first issue dated April 3, 1869. It switched to monthly publication for the July 1876 issue (starting over again with volume 1, number 1). It ceased publication with the December 1881 issue. Mott says, Few periodicals of the years following the Civil War furnished a better picture of the varied life of the times than the weekly Appleton's Journal did from 1869 to 1876. (Mott III/417).

A grand and impressive set, once owned by the Fillmores and containing President Fillmore's signature as described above found within seven of the volumes.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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