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The Annals of America by  Editors  et al - Hardcover - 1976 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 002040)

The Annals of America

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The Annals of America

by Adler, Mortimer J.; Van Doren, Charles, et al, Editors

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  • fine
  • Hardcover
Fine/No Jacket as Issued
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Chicago: The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1976. This handsome, complete 20-volume set is in Fine condition. Most volumes appear to be unread. It also includes an oversized Near-Fine paperback, Introduction. This Introduction volume also contains the Contents of all 20 volumes and an Index of Authors and Sources. The Encyclopedia Britannica published this edition in 1976, just in time for America's Bicentennial celebration. Each book is bound in blue leatherette with "The Annals of America" blindstamped on the front panel, with gilt titles and borders on the spine (click on photo). The Introduction makes clear that this set is composed of a documentary rather than a narrative history. (If you're aware of the current textbook controversy, you will know that today's history books are often written by those with a strong political bias. However, these annals supply independent readers with the actual first-hand narratives themselves, thus allowing readers to come to their own conclusions and to make their own interpretations.) The more than 1,000 authors were living and breathing recorders of their own remarkable times, starting with Christopher Columbus' "Discovery of the New World," which he wrote in 1493. The books include drawings, paintings, photographs, and maps throughout. Each volume measures 6 ½ by 9 ½ inches. Page numbering varies, generally running between 500 to 700 pages per volume. Due to the 48-pound weight, books will be shipped in two separate boxes. Domestic Media Mail shipping costs should come to around $28.00. (NOTE: International buyers should email me in advance of ordering, since shipping costs may be quite costly.) . Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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Grimalkin Books US (US)
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The Annals of America
Adler, Mortimer J.; Van Doren, Charles, et al, Editors
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket as Issued
The Encyclopedia Britannica
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Date published
American History, U.S. History, Historical Documents
Bookseller catalogs
General Non-Fiction; World War II; American Literature; American History; African-American Literature; Women's Literature; Biography and Autobiography;

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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