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A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, edited by his brother Volume 1 & 2 by  editor  George Lewis - Probable First Edition - 1855 - from Scraps of American History and Biblio.com

A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, edited by his brother Volume 1 & 2

by Prentiss, George Lewis, editor

Condition: Good/No jacket


New York: Charles Scribner, 1855. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Two volume set. Memoir of United States Congressman Seargent Smith Prentiss. Pebbled cloth binding with blindstamped borders on front covers and gilt titles on spines. Volume 1, 382 pages, shows some fading and edge wear with spotting and scurffs, corners bumped, spine ends tattered with some chips in cloth, piece cut out of front free end paper, some foxing of interior pages with tanning, binding a little shaken.Volume 2, 581 pages plus advertising, shows some fading and edge wear with spotting and scurffs, corners bumped, spine ends tattered with some chips in cloth, piece of tape on spine, former owner's names on front free end paper in pencil and ink, interior pages a little foxed and tanned, binding a bit shaken.


Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Scraps of American History US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 01722
  • Title: A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, edited by his brother Volume 1 & 2
  • Author: Prentiss, George Lewis, editor
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Probable First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1855
  • Keywords: biography, politics, Maine, Mississippi, orations,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography;
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;


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