Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III. Second Series. Henry BROUGHAM.
Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III. Second Series.

Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III. Second Series.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth. 196pp. Very good. Rebacked, with original spine cloth remounted; internally tight, though mildly foxed and age toned throughout. Item #47510

Decently tight and handleable first edition of the second volume (out of two) only from the "Second Series" of this four-volume set. Interesting provenance: Top of front flyleaf bears pencilled ownership signature of "L.W. Green" -- Letitia Green Stevenson (1843-1913), wife of Grover Cleveland's Vice President, Adlai E. Stevenson I, and thus Second Lady from 1893-97. Below this is the huge ownership signature in brown ink of her sister, Julia Green Scott (1839-1923), who adds "Bloomington / Illinois" below -- Bloomington civic leader and president of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Below this is a third ownership signature (significance unknown). Julia Green Scott also pens "Mrs. Scott" on front pastedown and lightly pencils "Mrs. M.T. Scott" on rear pastedown (husband Matthew T. Scott, 1828-91, was a noted Bloomington real estate developer who partnered with Adlai I in business and founded a local newspaper). Rear flyleaf bears yet another related ownership signature, a pencilled Malinda Smith. Smith (1833-1908) was married to Charles Henry Vrooman (1828-67); Vrooman was a relative of Carl Schurz Vrooman (1872-1976), who married Julia Green Scott's namesake daughter (1876-1981).

Price: $100.00

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