Two rare and collectible books written by JA Spencer DD and published by Johnson Fry & Co, NY in 1858 .. "from the earliest period to the adminstration of James Buchanan..Ilustrated with highly finished steel engravings." The pages are gilt edge, the covers have separated and one is missing. Two pages have an old imprint of a leaf. Minimal foxing but the pages have light toning....the plates are truly beautiful, making the books well worth having.A name and date(1859) are inscribed on the free paper. Volume II is missing.