National Americana Publications,
New York, 1949. 1st Edition.
14" x 11"
Presenting a great biblio rarity of prominent American genealogy: 'Duke and Biddle Family Histories'
This handsome 'deluxe' presentation copy being of full-morocco green leather-bound with hand-tooled gilt floral applique adornment & moire silk ffep- together with the ink signature of 'Anthony Drexel Duke'
Contents 43 pp include:a glorious full-page, hand-colored armorial crest of the Duke family together with tissue-guard preserved images of members: Washington Duke/ Artelia [Roney] Duke/ Benjamin Newton Duke/ The Chapel at Duke University/ Sarah Pearson [Angier] Duke/ Angier Buchanan Duke/ a stunning portrait of Mary Lillian [Duke] Biddle/ St. George Biddle Duke/ Anthony Drexel Duke/ a b&w family portrait- (the children): Anthony Jr., Cordelia Biddle, Nicholas Rutgers, Josephine and their father 'Anthony D.'/ The Biddle Family: Nicholas Biddle/ & Jane Margaret [Craig] Biddle
Together with the accompanying bibliography and index
These histories would later appear in Volume XXVIII of Colonial Families of America
By special arrangement they were released in advance
The above publication being this scarce, never-before-seen offering
A rare directory indeed chronicling two of the most socially prominent founding families in America
Signed by Anthony Drexel Duke (1919-2014)