New York: The Century Co., 1930-35. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Foreword by William E. Dodd. Full green pebble-grain morocco with gilt spine lettering and rules, paper-over-board slipcases. x, 493pp; viii, 793pp. Top edges gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, illustrations, foldouts. Fine/very good. Both slipcases slightly worn and faintly scuffed, else strong. Item #45157
Handsome, pristine, tight set of the De Luxe edition, limited to 1025 copies. Massive biography of the famed businessman and inventor of the mechanical reaper (1809-84), the first volume subtitled "Seed-Time, 1809-1856" and the second volume "Harvest, 1856-1884." Quite scarce and an outstanding pair in superb condition with giltstamping bright.