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Historical 19th Century Leather Book from the Personal Library of Tom Clancy – “The American Portrait Gallery” 2 Volume Set

From the Personal Antique Book Collection of Tom Clancy – Antique Leather Books  | 2 Volume Set of “The American Portrait Gallery” | New York: J.C. Buttre, [1877] 2 vols. | Publisher’s gilt-lettered and decoratively blind-stamped red Moroccan Leather, gilt-lettered and stamped spines, a.e.g. Numerous black and white engraved plates throughout | Size 10.25″ x 7.75″ | Very Good Condition.

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  • From the Personal Antique Book Collection of Tom Clancy – Antique Leather Books  | 2 Volume Set of “The American Portrait Gallery” | New York: J.C. Buttre, [1877] 2 vols. | Publisher’s gilt-lettered and decoratively blind-stamped red Moroccan Leather, gilt-lettered and stamped spines, a.e.g. Numerous black and white engraved plates throughout | Size 10.25″ x 7.75″ | Very Good Condition.

    Important Provenance: Ex-libris Elmer Holmes Bobst, American businessman, philanthropist, and namesake of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University, with his bookplate to front paste-downs; Then to Tom Clancy; Acquired directly from the Estate of Tom Clancy by Worthington Galleries.

    Acquired directly from the Estate of the famous and popular author Tom Clancy

    Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist 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.

    10.25″ x 7.75″ | The American Portrait Gallery | 19th Century | 2 Volume Set | Books

     

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    10.25"

    Width

    7.75"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    10.25"

    Width

    7.75"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Date

    19th Century

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Prints

    Medium

    Print

    Size

    Octavo

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    The American Portrait Gallery

    Other

    Gilt Lettering, Leather Bound