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    Specimens from Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1890 Not Graded.
    This BEP Specimen/Presentation book contains 46 portraits including Presidents George Washington through James Garfield plus other American personalities that include in appearance order, Martha Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Winfield Scott, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Edward Everett, Stephen Douglas, William Seward, Edwin Stanton, John Sherman, General William T. Sherman, Charles Sumner, Admiral David Farragut, and others. Vignettes are of Justice, Scott entering City of Mexico, the White House, the Capitol, and the New State Department. Each page is hand numbered in pencil at top center. Included with this lot is a listing of the portraits and vignettes that also details which Friedberg or Hessler number that the image appears on. This quarter leather and marbled boards book is not graded. It is linen hinged and has a ribbed spine that remains tight. The head and foot edges of the spine show normal scuffing for a tome of this age and as expected, light foxing is also viewed on many of the pages. A former owner's bookplate has been affixed to the inside front cover, too. Approximate cover size is 7 by 8 inches. Overall, this example has been nicely preserved.

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