PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Steel Plate Portraits with Fac-Simile Autographs; (title taken from leather case). Ralph Trautmann.
PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Steel Plate Portraits with Fac-Simile Autographs; (title taken from leather case)

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. Steel Plate Portraits with Fac-Simile Autographs; (title taken from leather case)

[New York: Ralph Trautmann, 1882]. 21 steel plate portraits, 17.5 by 12.5 cm., with gilt stamped edges and rounded corners, in a burgundy leather slip case with title stamped in gilt. Small corner torn off the folding flap of the case. A complete set, with portraits of President Washington to President Arthur (the 21st President). According to 'The American Bookseller,' Vol. 13 Sept. 15, 1882 (from which we derived publishing information): "Mr Ralph Trautmann of 312 Broadway has now ready a collection of steel plate portraits which ought to have sale during the autumn and holiday season. They are on ivory finished cards 5x7 inches of assorted tints with corners and edges beveled and gilt. Each portrait is accompanied by facsimile of autograph. There are four sets each neat leather case with descriptive index card and retailing $2.50. Set A contains portraits of all the Presidents Washington to Arthur twenty one in number. Set B twenty likenesses of eminent authors and poets. Set C before us the Heroes of 1776 to the number of twenty. Set D returns to the wide field of authors and poets giving additional twenty." Mr. Trautmann was a lithographer by trade. Item #59928

Price: $250.00

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