Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1897. Second edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 351 pp; 321 pp. Three-quarter bound (by Blackwell for Brentanos) in brown pebbled Morocco over marbled paper, spine in six compartments with gilt lettering and decorations, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, red cloth bookmark bound in each volume. Black and white frontispiece of George Washington with tissue guard, 18 additional plates (1 color illustration, 7 color maps, 10 in black and white with tissue guards) in volume 1 along with numerous illustrations throughout the text (some full page) and a black and white map on pp 236-237 (with numerous other smaller maps). Black and white frontispiece of William Pitt with tissue guard, 16 additional plates (6 color maps, 10 in black and white with tissue guards) in volume 2 along with numerous illustrations throughout the text (some full page) and 4 full-page black and white maps (several other smaller maps). Most gatherings in both volumes unopened. An early printing of the Second Edition (revised and illustrated, first published in late 1896) of Fiske's popular account of the American Revolution, lavishly illustrated and finely bound. Gephart 5723. Near Fine. Item #00008023
Near Fine with a few traces of rubbing and light foxing to the textblock (leaves and plates very clean), a very handsome set.