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From Columbus to Lincoln. Fifty Distinguished Americana.

New York H.P. Krause: (1960?) Catalog 92.

A decent enough catalog, I suppose, if one is into flashy stuff like Columbus's printed letter announcing that he discovered America, his brother's handwritten account of Columbus's fourth voyage, a copy of the Bill of Rights printed for Thomas Jefferson- you know, kind of sexy, good beat, I'll bet somebody could dance to it. The Krause cataloging of this material is up to their usual standards- thorough, scholarly, detailed (is that different from 'thorough'?) and not overly laudatory, while keeping in mind that most of this stuff is the sort of thing your average Americana collector would strip nude and sacrifice most assorted parts of his anatomy to a Vegomatic for.

Softcover. 7"x10", 69 pages, b/w illustrations and plates. Light wear.

Inventory #: 8737
Price: $ 15.00      



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