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The Public Ledger Building, Philadelphia

by George W. Childs

Virtue, Liberty and Independence. A detailing of the building that functioned as the headquarters for Philadelphia's most popular newspaper, the Public Ledger, which had a successful run from 1836-1942. Contents include The Publication Office, The Stereotype Foundry, Editorial Rooms, The Book Publication Office, The Opening of the New Ledger Building, extensive correspondences, and more. 186 pages. 6" by 8'. 

Published by George W. Childs. Philadelphia, PA. 1868. 

Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.

  • Cloth boards feature beveled edges with gilt lettering and design detail and show significant darkening and soiling to all areas, pronounced indentations to the front and tears to the middle portion of the cloth of the front cover. Please see photos.  
  • Corners are lightly bumped with the rear corners showing light fraying. 
  • Spine has gilt lettering and is darkened and soiled with slits to lightly pushed ends. 
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Endpapers are darkened and stained. 
  • Front pastedown bears small letter in pencil. 
  • Illustration of the Public Ledger building is lightly foxed, along with accompanying tissue guard, which bears an impression from the facing illustration. Please photos. 
  • Enpapers are foxed.  
  • Frontispiece is intact though foxed along with accompanying tissue guard. 
  • Inside pages are lightly age-toned with occasional foxing.
  • Interior is overall free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are darkened. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: History
Topic: American (US)
Publisher: George W. Childs
Year Printed: 1868
Author: George W. Childs
Place of Publication: Philadelphia PA
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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