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Duke and Biddle Family Histories-Genealogical and Biographical

National Americana Publications, Inc- New York, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. We're hereby presenting a great biblio rarity of prominent American genealogy: 'Duke and Biddle Family Histories' This handsome 'deluxe' presentation copy being of full~morocco imperial green leather bound with hand~tooled gilt floral applique adornment & moire silk ffep together with the ink signature of 'Anthony Drexel Duke'~ Contents (43pg) 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~seen~before offering! A rare directory indeed chronicling two of the most socially prominent founding families in America~ thus a most worthy bequeathment with blueblood lineage for a private/ public institution~. Signed by Author(s)