John Quincy Adams Us President C.1850 Fine Antique Engraved Historical Portrait For Sale
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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
Printed New York:c. 1850.
Engraved by J. W. Paradise.
Signature facsimile printed below image.
Beautifuloriginal antiquemid-19th century engraving of this historical United States President.
Printed on quality period heavy paper whichshowsvery littlesigns of age,may bevery lightly age-toned,yet stillretains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
This particular type of engraved metal plate printing processwas very laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained hand artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking of plates, sheets of paper individually hung to dry,and other endless tasks and labor.Because of these and various other factors,this printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from a long past mid-19th century era in America.
Overall VG or better condition,may exhibit very minor light toning;a nice rich impression andvery well-preserved given the age.
Still pleasant to hold and inspect this sheet in person.
Could readily be displayed or collectedwithout issue or apology.
Please inspect photos closely, any small or minor age flawsto the printed surface area should be visible within picture provided.
[note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives].
In all, remains a fascinating antique printed image any collector, dealer, curator or institution would be pleased to own / display.
Sheet measures c.6" W x9 3/4" H.
Printed area measures c.3 5/8" W x4 5/8" H.
We encourage you to print this descriptionto keep with the image.
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Guaranteed Authentic! We do not sell modern reprints.
All of our items are original antique pieces and it is important to keep in mind that many of them have been around for 100 years or more. Individual pieces may have seen many owners and been handled many times over the course of their existence and as a result each piece has developed a history of it's own. Short edge splits (often repaired with archival tape), foxing, discoloration, etc. are all things to expect on items of this type. They rarely distract from the piece and often add to the overall character of the item. Keep in mind when you receive your item that you are not handling a modern copy, you are holding a piece of history, an item that has been around for a very long time and will, with proper care, be around for a long time to come. We try to note any significant flaws in the description, but less noticeable or common characteristics may not be mentioned.
As we are a US based company all of our measurements are in Inches, if you need the size in Centimeters please multiply the supplied measurement by 2.54.
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Please note that this cost is signficantly less than our true cost and is a special offer. No matter how many prints you buy, for sure it will cost us more than we are charging due to insurance and weight upgrades as needed. All orders over $150 will go Priority insured.
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We are a small and very busy online business located in Historic Southern New Hampshire in the United States. We have been dealing in Antique Maps, decorative Prints and old Books for more than 25 years and take a great deal of pride in what we do and the quality of service we offer. We ship many hundreds of packages every month all over the world.
We try to offer as much information as possible in our listings. Because we have several people cataloguing many hundreds (often 1000+)ofitems a week, sometimes something is overlooked and we are happy to answer questions. Because our inventory is spread out between 3 buildings, it can be difficult or impossible to provide a specific source for any given specific print. Questions about the history of printing methods and paperare easily answered by doing a quick google search.
Virtually everyone is happy when they receive their order. However, if you receive your order and are unhappy for any reason, please email us immediately BEFORE you leave response! We guarantee and stand behind everything we sell-- for life. There is never any reason to leave us negative response since we are friendly, honest and accept returns for 2 weeks after you receive it. Don't like something when it arrives? (hard to believe, but it could happen, particularly if you did not fully read the description or are unfamiliar with the type of printed sheet you are buying). Just email us and return it. Simple as that. No hassle, your money back.
Returns are accepted within 14 days but we do request that you contact us before returning any item so that we know that it is coming and can keep an eye out for it. No one has ever returned an item due to authenticity issues which turned out to be correct. We are, quite frankly,experts in old printed sheets of paper of all types and we know what we are doing. We have inspectedliterally millions of sheets of old paper over the past 28 years and we own 2 largebuildings full of them.
It is important to us that at the end ofthetransactionwe will have earned your 5 Star positive response! We want you to be happy and return to us.
We are one of the leading sources of old maps & vintage printed graphic sheets of paper in America and strive to be #1. We also run our own website as well as 2 other ids.
Best regards from all of us here at International Book Sales, Inc & Antiquemapsprints
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