The Presidents. The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents.
Imperial folio (520 x 415 mm). (2), 49 leaves (with 24 engraved portraits). ¾ brown leather with green silk cover. A bright gilt presidential seal with silk ribbon on the cover.
24 full-page engraved presidential portraits, each with a facsimile signature, from Washington to McKinley. Opposite each portrait is a brief biography of each president and 2 vignettes in the margins illustrating an aspect of or an association with each president. A tissue-guard separates each portrait from the text. Bookplate of the Gravure Company on front pastedown, numbered 241 and allotted to Mr. David S. Malton. Binding severely rubbed; spine lacking; both covers loose. Interior well preserved.