Size: 11 engravings : ink on paper ; 11.5 x 15.5 cm. and smaller, on sheet 20.5 x 26.5 cm. and smaller
Summary: Miscellaneous engravings, including portraits (7) and naval/marine scenes (4), donated by the Argosy Book Shop.
Portraits include: (information from item): Mrs. John C. Adams (Abigail Smith), from an original picture by C. Schessele in possession of the publishers, N.Y., D. Appleton & Co.; Fisher Ames, painted by [Gilbert] Stuart, Engraved by T. Kellys; Elisa (?) Fry, likeness from a painting by C.K.Leslie, R.A.; John J. Pershing, Anderson-Lamb, N.Y.; Wm. H. Prescott, Engraved by T.B. Welch from a daguerreotype by Southworth & Hawse; [Benjamin Rush], unidentified; Sir Henry Vanel, fifth Governor of Massachusetts - born 1612 - beheaded 1662, D. Kimberly (?).
Ships/naval scenes include: a color engraving," A South-East View of the CITY OF BOSTON in North America--1723, London, Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard; frontispiece from "American Water" (?); 1 page with 3 different riverboats: "The Osage," "Black Hawk," and "The Choctaw," by Fred B. Scheu, 85; and an allegorical scene with ship in distance, angel holding from chain, "Societas Cincinnatorium Instituta MDCCLXXXIII A.D."
Also included is a page advertising "Copper-Plate printing by [John] Ridley, No. 263 Pearl Street, Corner of Fulton-Street".