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Great Men and Famous Women (4 Volumes) by  Charles F Horne - Hardcover - Not States - 1894 - from Scraps of American History/Greenberry House and Biblio.com

Great Men and Famous Women (4 Volumes) : A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History

by Horne, Charles F

Condition: Fair/No jacket as issued


New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. Not States. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket as issued. Handsome four volume set illustrated with printed tissue overlays protecting black and white plates and engravings. Gilt titles and decoration to front covers and spines, quarter leather over matching pebbled boards, marbled end papers, red page edges. Bindings tight, heavy wear to leather corners with some chipping, most spines chipped a bit with some cracking, , interior pages very lightly tanned, tissue intact, most volumes appear never to have been opened, no obvious markings on pages, former owner's name on blank page, second volume front hinge cracking, fourth volume front and back boards detached, gilt bright on all volumes.

Oversized, measure9 1/4 x 12 inches.
Multi-volume Set



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