(George Washington) Bowen, Clarence, ed.
The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United StatesNew York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892. Frontispiece, xviii, 673p, illustrations, bibliography, index. 35cm. Bond in tan buckram with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine, medallions in gilt on the covers; all edges gilt. Copy number 563. Older former library copy with darkened spine label and small discard stamp on the title page and verso; Hobart College Library gift bookplate on the front cover paste down. This copy gifted by Clarence A. Seward (1828-1898) who was appointed acting assistant secretary of state to assist his cousin Frederick W. Seward who was wounded by Lewis Powell in the attempted assassination of then secretary of state William H. Seward. Covers somewhat soiled, corners rubbed, cloth on bottom cove joint rubbed. A very good copy with bright titling.