New York: J. Milton Emerson, 1853.
Embracing distinguished women, naval and military heroes, statesmen...from Christopher Columbus down to the present time. Volume One only. 100 portraits. 265pp. Small 4to, original red cloth with elaborate gilt decorations on the front cover and spine. spine ends, edges of corners, and some bottom edges of cloth, all worn, cloth lightly soiled. New York: J. Milton Emerson, 1853. First Edition
First volume of six volumes that were to be issued annually. This volume begins with the era of Christopher Columbus and ends with a biography of Henry Clay.