- New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, (1928).
- small 4to.
Price: $300.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 6387
Reprint of the first edition. Ex-library set with markings. Some rubbing to the spines of all of the volumes. Else solid and clean. A 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.
Provenance: From the private library of Tom Whitehead, with his bookplate on front pastedown. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.