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  M & S Library Number: 24279

    (AMERICANA). (COLOR PLATES). (PRANG, LOUIS & H. MITCHELL). (The State Arms of the Union.) Title leaf lacking.


    . (Philadelphia: L. Prang, 1876). 1st ed. Oblong 4to. Orig. cloth, worn; covers detached. $750.00


    As stated, the title leaf is lacking, but the seven colored lithographic plates are all present, with coats of arms of 44 states, plus the District of Columbia. All are printed in colors and gold touched with gum arabic. The drawings are by H. Mitchell, heraldic designer seal engraver of Boston, and was most probably published for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. OCLC cites thirteen locations for the work, but it has not appeared in auction during the past forty years. Not in Reese, Bennett or McGrath.

    Obviously, not a great copy, but the seven plates of all the state coats of arms (and DC) are fine or near fine, and are all that are called for.


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