Lake George: Halcyon Press, 1969. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. 176pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, map and decorative endpapers. Near fine. Item #47062
Handsome, tight first edition of these laid back recollections and anecdotes prepared (to cite title page) "on his Ninetieth Birthday April 21, 1969" from the hard-hitting lawyer, civic activist and New York states attorney (1879-1971) who also ran as Republican for governor of that state in 1930, losing to Franklin D. Roosevelt. He boldly inscribes and signs the half-title page (on his 90th birthday!) in blue ballpoint "To my very dear / friend and colleague, / Thomas A Shaw, Jr., and / to his lovely wife / Charles H Tuttle / April 21, 1969." Shaw was an attorney with Breed, Abbott & Morgan in New York, and in later years Tuttle served as counsel emeritus there; he and Shaw served as co-counsel on many high-level cases together. Tuttle kept a summer home at Lake George, New York, and named Halcyon Press after this home.