Personal Memorials of Daniel Webster
(Lanman, Charles) Compiler

Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Successors to Grigg, Elliot and Co., 1851. F 60 pages + extensive, 24-page catalog of publisher's offerings at back. Signature of Daniel Webster at top edge of front cover; at bottom edge, name of Geo. W. Mudge. A 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) OCLC credits the compiling of these anecdotes and biographical details to Charles Lanman (1819-1895) American author, government official, artist, librarian, and explorer who had been Daniel Webster's private secretary. Cover portrait woodcut of Webster; approx. 6" x 9" size; original paper wrap covers, bound via gray cloth tape into an old Gaylord Photomount Pamphlet Binder, with typed title label on cover of binder. Some darkening, dustiness; old edge-repair on inside cover & a couple of leaves within; title page and first few pages spotty. In good condition.. Good Paperback (Item ID: 26323)


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