New York : Augustus M. Kelley, 1969. Facsimile Reprint. Fine copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 6 pages; Description: 6 vol. Set : 22 cm. Subjects: United States --History --Politics and government. Series: Reprints of economic classics. Contents: v. 1. Colonial, 1497-1688.--v. 2. Colonial, 1663-1773.--v. 3. Revolutionary, 1773-1789.--v. 4. Administration of Washington, 1789-1797.--v. 5. John Adams and Jefferson. --v. 6. Madison and Monroe
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