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Lot 187: Antique Signed History Of US Flags Reference HC
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Antique Signed History Of US Flags Hardcover Reference Book. "History of the Flag of the United States of America: And of the Naval and Yacht-Club Signals, Seals, and Arms, and Principal National Songs of the United States, with a Chronicle of the Symbols, Standards, Banners, and Flags of Ancient and Modern Nations" by George Henry Preble, Rear-Admiral USN HARDCOVER 1880 A. Williams & Company Subscriberâs Second Revised edition, 1st printing w/ Date: "1880" & "Second Revise Edition" on title page & "Copyright 1880" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible SIGNED hardcover copy. "A complete & classic history of the US flag, various state flags & many foreign flags at the time it was written. As comprehensive a study with copious illustrations as could be imagined." SIGNED IN BROWN INK BY AUTHOR "GEO. HENRY PREBLE" AT END OF PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION. THIS IS A SUBSCRIBERâS COPY THAT SUPPOSEDLY HAD A PRINT RUN OF ONLY 500 COPIES, ALL SIGNED BY PREBLE. AN UNCOMMON AUTOGRAPH IN HIS MOST FAMED WORK. George Henry Preble (1816-1885) was an American naval officer and writer, notable for his history of the flag of the US and for taking the first photograph of the Fort McHenry flag that inspired The Star Spangled Banner. Preble was also known as a writer on naval and historical topics, and as a collector of naval documents. His extensive personal library of books and documents related to the sea are located in The George Henry Preble Collection at the Navy Department Library. Profusely Illustrated w/ 10 COLOR Plates (All present), A Copley engraved Portrait of Flkanah Watson, & 200 Engravings. Abrasions from removal of Library material from inside front & rear covers, front rear hinges starting, previous ownerâs name/address on 2nd blank end paper/ two short worm holesâ-worms not includedâ-in outer edge of text block affecting nothing, o/w unmarked. Binding Exterior; original cloth with general handling wear/rubbing/chipping to head/foot of spine; but all lettering/decorations bright. X-library with usual faults. NO REMAINDER MARK. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition