Title: Famous Men of Britain.
Publisher: Loomis & Peck, Philadelphia. Durrie & Peck, New Haven.
Publication Date: 1845
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
191 printed pages (some light age toning). Last page publisher's advert: "Miniature juveniles. Each containing 48 plates, and uniform with this volume.". 48 Illustrations, wood cuts; last page 1/5 missing at bottom (replaced with archival tissue). B.M. Dusenbery, stereotyper. Kay & Brothers, printers. Marbled endpapers. Inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt (somewhat worn). Rounded corners. 66 x 82mm. Full new calf (a trifle rubbed). Spine with two blind stamped, raised bands; covers with gilt decoration and lettering on front. The same title was published in England by Tilt and Bogue circa 1841. It includes biographies of the Venerable Bede, Bacon, Robert Boyle, James Watt, Captain Cook, &c. Bondy, 67. Not in Spielmann. Welsh, 2773. Seller Inventory # 5318