The Republican Court or American Society in the Days of Washington
by Rufus Wilmot Griswold with Twenty-One Portraits of Distinguished Women, New York, D. Appleton and Company 1855
The portraits were engraved from original paintings by Wollaston, Copley, Gainsborough, Stuart, Peale, Trumbull, Pine, Malbone, and other contemporary painters. The 13 chapters, include: Peace, The Convention, The Year of Suspence, The Triumphal Progress, The Inauguration, New York Metropolitan, The Eastern Tour, The Season of Eighthy-Nine and Ninety, Removal of Government, Society in Philadelphia, The Southern Tour, Discontent and Sedition, Life in the Capital + conclusion and appendix. 408 pgs.
This is a nice volume with gilt edges with the corners and spine rubbed a bit as shown above that is dated 1855 but was apparently received in 1854 in time for Christmas if the ownership writing shown below is accurate.
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