Daniel Webster in England Journal of Harriette Story Paige 1839 Edited By Edward Gray with Portraits
(Americana - Travel Memoir - Harriette Story Paige - Daniel Webster)

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. F 370 pages; limited edition of 570 printed; with a useful index at back. Sepia-toned tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Harriette Story Paige from a painting by Savinien-Edme Dubourjal, 1844 and a similar portrait within of Caroline LeRoy Webster also by Dubourjal, 1845, and one of Daniel Webster from the portrait by Chester Harding, along with a couple more illustrations. Anecdotes of the diarist's travel to Europe, in London, England, Scotland and Wales as touching upon the life of Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852) American lawyer & statesman. "...Webster's remarkable political, diplomatic, and legal careers were aided by his intellectual brilliance and personal magnetism. He contributed significantly to the concept of American nationality, to the idea of a perpetual Union, to perspectives on economic growth, to a modern legal system, and to the rising importance of the United States in foreign relations..." (Maurice G. Baxter in the ANB) Approx. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" size; original marbled paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, black leather spine label, gilt titles; a little edge, tips wear to the boards; no slipcase; contents clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 26311)


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