Sword and Pen or Ventures and Adventures of Willard Glazier by John Algernon Owens 1884 P.W.Ziegler & Company

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Step back in time with the captivating 1884 edition of Sword and Pen, a narrative that charts the colorful life of Willard Glazier. With its unique blend of historical depth and personal chronicle, this antique treasure from P.W. Ziegler & Co. unfolds a tale of tenacity, exploration, and discovery that captivates readers.


  • Title: Sword and Pen: Ventures and Adventures of Willard Glazier
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Publisher: P.W. Ziegler & Company
  • Format: Hardcover, ornate with gilt title and decorations
  • Pages: 524
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear on cover, some spotting and yellowing of pages

Key Elements:

  • Dive into the inspiring stories of Willard Glazier's youth, his journey as a student and teacher, and his bold exploits as a soldier and author. Discover the source of the Mississippi River and his remarkable coast-to-coast horseback journey before embarking on an exciting canoe trip to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • This book not only tells Glazier's personal story but also serves as a window into the 19th-century American spirit of exploration and determination. Its detailed accounts provide a unique perspective on a pivotal era in history.
  • The book's hardcover is adorned with gilt decorations, offering a tactile sense of history. It features an engraved frontispiece and 41 plates, adding visual richness to the text. Its vintage charm is palpable, making it a perfect addition to any collector's library.
  • For collectors and enthusiasts, this book is more than a read; it's a piece of history that enriches any vintage collection. Its story and physical attributes resonate with those who cherish the legacy of literature.
  • We invite you to explore the intriguing world of Willard Glazier through this vintage novel. Let it be a gateway to the past, enriching your understanding and appreciation of historical narratives.


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Please note that this vintage item has been previously loved and may show signs of wear. Refer to the photos for a guide and contact us for any additional information or images.

In Summation:

Sword and Pen is more than a book; it's a journey through time, a testament to human endurance and spirit. It's a valuable addition to any vintage book collection, offering both historical insights and a story of personal triumph.

Don't Miss Out:

Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of history. Sword and Pen isn't just a book; it's a portal to the past, offering a unique perspective on the life and times of Willard Glazier. Add this gem to your collection and immerse yourself in a story of courage and exploration. 

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