Treasures Revealed: From the Paul Mellon Library of Americana

By: Mellon, Paul; Society, Virginia Historical

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Virginia Historical Society. In his bequest to the Virginia Historical Society, collector Paul Mellon provided a stunningly rare collection of items from American and Virginia history. Among the treasures are a 1603 order from James I "Banishing Rogues to the New Found Lands; " a 1755 map of Virginia by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson; a 1772 petition from the Virginia House of Burgesses to King George III regarding abolition of the Atlantic slave trade; the only known copy of a broadside announcing the victory at Yorktown in 1781; William Birch's rare folio, Country Seats of the United States (1808), one of the first books published in America, Winslow Homer's Civil War Campaign Sketches printed in 1865; and much, much more. Published in conjunction with a landmark exhibit and symposium.

Title: Treasures Revealed: From the Paul Mellon Library of Americana

Author Name: Mellon, Paul; Society, Virginia Historical

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: Howell Pr: 1/1/2001

ISBN Number: 1574271288

ISBN Number 13: 9781574271287

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1574271288Z2

Description: 1574271288 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE