The twelve stars of our Republic: : our nation's gift-book to her young citizens. : Elegantly illustrated.

Williams, Edwin, 1797-1854.
New York: : Edward Walker, 114 Fulton Street., 1850.
364, [4] p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Gift books -- 1850.
Publishers' advertisements -- New York (N.Y.).
Place of Publication:
United States New York New York.
Biographical sketches of the presidents written by Edwin Williams. "The introduction was penned by ... B.J. Lossing." Cf. Publisher's advertisement, p. [3].
Added engraved title page signed: Devereux del. Presidential portraits engraved by V. Balch from paintings or drawings by G. Stuart, A.B. Durand, J.B. Longacre, and Hoyt, or from daguerreotypes.
Copyright 1849 by Edward Walker.
"Stereotyped by C.C. Savage, 13 Chambers Street, N.Y. E.N. Grossman, printer, 12 Spruce St."--verso of title page.
Engraved title page, and first two plates "printed in colours at Ackerman's 120 Fulton St., N.Y." The unsigned frontispiece is also printed in colors.
In addition to the biographical memoirs, the volume includes Washington's farewell address, an historical sketch of the American Union, the Declaration of Independence, with facsimile signatures of the signers, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the U.S., a synopsis of each state constitution, registers of cabinet members and foreign ministers, a summary of the 1840 census and a table of population growth from 1790 to 1840, and a chronological table of the principal events in American history from 1492 to 1849.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publisher's advertisement, p. [1]-4, at end.
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891.
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