When, on January 31, 1752, Gouverneur Morris was born in the family manor-house at Morrisania, on the lands where his forefathers had dwelt for three generations, New York colony contained only some eighty thousand inhabitants, of whom twelve thousand were blacks. New York city was a thriving little trading town, whose people in summer suffered ...Read MoreWhen, on January 31, 1752, Gouverneur Morris was born in the family manor-house at Morrisania, on the lands where his forefathers had dwelt for three generations, New York colony contained only some eighty thousand inhabitants, of whom twelve thousand were blacks. New York city was a thriving little trading town, whose people in summer suffered much from the mosquitoes that came back with the cows when they were driven home at nightfall for milking; while from among the locusts and water-beeches that lined the pleasant, quiet streets, the tree frogs sang so shrilly through the long, hot evenings that a man in speaking could hardly make himself heard.Read Less
Small 8vo. Green cloth, gilt spine. vi, 341pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good. Mild bit of edgewear, but overall clean, tight and nice. Volume VIII of the "Standard Library Edition, " a later printing of this volume in editor John T. Morse Jr. 's "American Statesmen" series.
Very good. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1898. VG+, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 341pgs(Index). Owner bookplate inside front cover, fore-edge page ends dull, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Covers & Contents in Fine condition. Has bright top page end gold gilt. Green cloth with gold stamped spine lettering. Volume XVI of 32 volume set of the American Statemen Series. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. No Jacket. Number 436 of 500 copies printed. Contains the bookplate of Robert Irving Jenks, a wealthy industrialist who managed a coal mining company around the turn of the century. Bookplate designed by Sidney L. Smith. Frontispiece and plates protected by tissue guards. Clean, unmarked pages. Deckled edges. Brown cloth covers with paper spine label. Covers show minimal wear and hinge is cracked at front board gutter. An attractive copy with historic value. Full refund if not satisfied.
F3-Book has wrinkling on the spine edges and top corners, wear on edges, sides, and some on the front, tear/loose hinge on the back fixed end paper, chipping on the edges on a few inside pages, moderate discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. "Gouvernuer Morris, like his far greater friend and political associate, Alexander Hamilton, had about him that 'touch of the purple' which is always so storngly attractive. He..."
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