Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2) by  Henry ADAMS - Hardcover - [c.1965] - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 85134)

The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)

Click for full-size.

The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)

by ADAMS, Henry

  • Used
  • hardcover
Condition
Good+ in Good dust jacket
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Littleton, Colorado
Item Price
$15.50
FREE Shipping to USA Standard delivery: 3 to 14 days
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Good+ in Good dust jacket. [c.1965]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition of this autobiography by the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams. First published privately in 1907, it became a highly-praised success upon its publication for a wider audience in 1918. With an introduction by James Truslow Adams. Indexed. In orange jacket with image of Adams on cover. --- In Toledano spine 11 / blue cloth / ML hex torchbearer device blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists titles in ML catalog, but without a total number. Likely published c.1965 (though 1946 date appears in book). ML #76.2. --- A cracked front hinge has been carefully repaired prior to this listing, with inked markings on several leaves, else a tightly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped dust jacket with quite noticeable sunning to spine, chafing to edges, otherwise intact and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; x, 517 pages .

Synopsis

The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates on his sense of disorientation with the scientific and technological expansion over his lifetime. After his death the book was commercially published, going on to become a best-seller and to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
85134
Title
The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)
Author
ADAMS, Henry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good+ in Good dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Modern Library / Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
[c.1965]
Bookseller catalogs
>>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir;

Terms of Sale

Bluebird Books

All sales sold on a satisfaction guaranteed basis--all we ask is that you notify us within 30 days of purchase that you would like to return an item.

About the Seller

Bluebird Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2005
Littleton, Colorado
Ask Seller a Question

About Bluebird Books

Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use Biblio.com for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-