Gifts for the History Buff

November 25, 2020

Gifts for the History Buff

Spread the holiday cheer! The holidays are fast approaching, as decorations come out and gift shopping begins. Give incredible gifts this season by utilizing our Gift Guide by price. This week, discover some of our favorite gifts for the history buff in your life.

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For the History Buff

Have someone that you’re looking to buy for that is a total history buff? Or perhaps, that someone is you, and you are ready to drop some hints? Take a look at our top picks for the history buff!

This finely executed engraving is after the important early painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, an oil-on-canvas by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, painted in 1850. This print was engraved by Paul Girardet, printed and published by Goupil & Co., 1853, with a copyright by M. Knoedler, New York. 

$19,500.00

 

The Life of George Washington by Jared Sparks, Later Printing, 1843

Sparks’ The Life of George Washington is one of the earliest and most intimate biographies of our first President. Sparks’ biography is further embellished with 14 engraved plates of portraits, views, and battle plans.

$2,950.00

 

"The Signing" by Howard Chandler Christy, Signed and Inscribed by Christy, 1937

This print is an artistic representation of the signing of the Constitution of the United States with strong allegorical references to core American values and renderings of our 150 year history since its inception.

$4,500.00

 

"N.E. View of the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C." by Henry Sartain, Proof Printing

When this print was engraved in 1858, the Capitol was still finishing renovations. The new dome had yet to be completed and Sartain had to take some artistic liberties to depict a finished building.

$4,500.00

 

1818 Declaration of Independence Broadside Engraved by Benjamin Owen Tyler

The year 1815 saw the conclusion of the United States’ second war with Britain, the War of 1812, and American nationalism peaked in its wake. Entrepreneurial publishers hoped to fill this demand and rushed to produce the first engraved printing of the Declaration of Independence.

$45,000.00

 

The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin, LLD by Benjamin Franklin, Three Volume set, Second Edition, no date [1811]

Presented is the second edition of The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin, LLD, published by Longman et al. in 1811 in three volumes. This is a reissue of the 1806 first edition printing, with only a few minor changes. This is an early collection of papers by the Pennsylvanian polymath and founding father, Benjamin Franklin.  





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