Signed 19th C. 8 vol. Leather Book Set “Narrative and Critical History of America” by Justin Winsor, ED. (from Personal Library of Tom Clancy)
From the Personal Antique Book Collection of Tom Clancy – Large Set of Signed Leather Books – Justin Winsor, ED., Narrative and Critical History of America Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1889. 8 vols.
From the Personal Antique Book Collection of Tom Clancy – Beautiful 8 Volume Set of Signed Leather Books Titled “Narrative and Critical History of America” by Justin Winsor, ED. | Published Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1889. 8 vols. | 3/4 red Moroccan Leather over marbled boards, gilt-tooled and -lettered spines, raised bands, t.e.g. Signed Limited edition, number 37 of 550 copies. Profusely illustrated with engraved plates, maps, drawings, facsimiles, and steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Winsor to vol. 1 | Approx. Folio Size: 13″ H x 9.25″ W
Important Provenance: Acquired directly from the Estate of the famous and popular author Tom Clancy
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was continues to be one of the most prominent American novelist in the last 3 decades. Clancy is Best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story lines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost writers, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.
Clancy’s literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000. His works, The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have played Clancy’s most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan; his second-most famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber. Clancy died on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness.