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LOSSING’S HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES.
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Frontispiece illuminated in colors. For District, School, and Family Libraries. 672 pages imperial octavo, bound in emblematically embossed and gilt leather. Sold by Subscription only.
DESCRIPTION OF THE FRONTISPIECE.
In front sits IIiStory, with her pen and tablet, making her records of human progress. Before her lies the open book of The Past, full of her chronicles. Near her is a globe, emblem of the theater of those achievements, whose memory she preserves. At her side is ART, delineating a map of the New World, in which we live, with the word Excelsior at the top, meaning more lofty"—the destiny of our country. Upon a pedestal is a marble bust of Franklin, under which was written by a distinguished French statesman, “He wrested the thunder from heaven, and the scepter from tyrants." It indicates the perpetuity of the memory of the founders of our Republic, to be like that of marble. Above the group, just soaring, is winged Fame, bearing a medalion likeness of Washington in one hand, and her trumpet in the other. In the back ground is an unfinished Pyrimid, emblematic of our Confederacy of States, corti :01:lly increasing, and adding block after block of imperishable material to the wonderful structure, so high already as to overlook the nations of the earth. The branches of the olive and oak, on either side, symbolize the peace which prevails within our borders, and the strength which it imparts.
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