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Gently used, with mild commensurate aging. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

America: A Sketch of the Political, Social, and Religious Character of the United States of North America

by Philip Schaff

An exceptionally profound and comprehensive history of the New World exploring every important aspect of the character and nature of a great country. In an optimistic and deeply moral analysis of the land and its people, the author delivers not only an accurate description, but also a relevant and well-documented view on how it should be; dealing with all the domains of American history from the political system to the religious sects existing in the country and their distinctions with European religious orders, and advocating a union between the Old and the New worlds. Schaff's deeply personal view gives rare insight to the history he so scholarly delivers. 291 pages + 8 ad pages. 5.25 x 7.5 inches.

1st Edition. Complete with preface, note to reader and table of contents. Publisher advertisement pages at end of volume.

Published by: C. Scribner, New York, 1855.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Covers are blind-tooled and display mild to moderate wear mostly from rubbing and fading towards edges and on blind-tooled decorations.  
  • Boards exhibit some dust towards edges and on returns.
  • Corners are minimally bumped with exposed boards from moderate rubbing.
  • Spine has bright copper text and softened ends which are also bumped and rubbed.
  • Binding is overall firm but loosening between some pages.
  • Page signature from page 99 to page 118 is coming detached. (See photos)
  • Pastedowns show minimal wear from toning or foxing with apparent glue patterns. (See photos)
  • Interior is moderately age-toned with some very scarce foxing.
  • Some pages exhibit some white stains. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Textblock edges are moderately age-toned with some light staining.
  • Upper edge of text block is darkened and a little dusty mostly towards spine.
  • Partly detached signature is protruding from fore edge of textblock. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20170712

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Americana
Original/Facsimile: Original
Publisher: Scribner
Topic: American (US)
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Author: Schaff
Place of Publication: New York
Region: North America
Year Printed: 1855
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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