Order Nr. 138188 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (20 VOLUMES) [with] INDEX TO VOLUMES I-IV (1 VOLUME) [with] SUPPLEMENT (1 VOLUME). Allen Johnson.
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (20 VOLUMES) [with] INDEX TO VOLUMES I-IV (1 VOLUME) [with] SUPPLEMENT (1 VOLUME).
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (20 VOLUMES) [with] INDEX TO VOLUMES I-IV (1 VOLUME) [with] SUPPLEMENT (1 VOLUME).
DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (20 VOLUMES) [with] INDEX TO VOLUMES I-IV (1 VOLUME) [with] SUPPLEMENT (1 VOLUME).

DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY (20 VOLUMES) [with] INDEX TO VOLUMES I-IV (1 VOLUME) [with] SUPPLEMENT (1 VOLUME).

Twenty two volumes.

  • New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928-1936, 1930, and 1944,
  • small 4to.
  • cloth.

Price: $250.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 138188

Reprint of the first edition in 22 volumes total. Ex-library stamp on front free endpaper. Bookplate on front pastedown of volume one. A near fine set of this monumental work financed by the American Council of Learned Societies. It remains the definitive work on American biography to date. contains a selection of biographies of noteworthy persons whom were deceased at the time of publication, and had resided in the U.S. or its territories- as stipulated by the committee of management. They include persons whom have made a significant contribution to American life, including the sciences, fine arts, literature, industry, politics, education, etc. This set includes the index to the first twenty volumes, plus the index, plus the first supplement.

Provenance: From the private library of Tom Whitehead, with his bookplate on front pastedown. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.