NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT AMERICANS: INCLUDING...
by Duyckinck, E.A.
A two-volume collection of paintings, with biographies, of prominent Americans. Preface. Table of contents in each volume. Frontispiece illustration of George Washington in Volume I, of Washington Irving in Volume II. The frontispiece, and all illustrations, are tissue guarded. Illustrations are steel-engraved with facsimile signatures of the subject. Duyckinck (1816-78) was a publisher and biographer who wrote a number of biographical works. Chappel (1828-87) was a painter best known for his paintings of the American Revolution. Boards rubbed and scuffed, especially at edges and along spine. Front hinge in second volume cracked. Light tanning throughout text. Bookplate on front pastedown.