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Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts

by Quincy, Edmund

First Edition

Price: $35.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 003403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1867
  • Keywords: MAYOR OF BOSTON PRESIDENT HARVARD COLLEGE

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First edition. 12mo. Green cloth binding with blindstamped decoration, gold titles. 560 pp. Frontispiece engraving of Josiah Quincy with additional engraving of Quincy. Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) was a Congressman, judge of the Massachusetts municipal court, state representative, mayor of Boston and president of Harvard College. As Mayor he played a central role in making Boston a modern city. Watermarks to endpapers, boards skewed, 2" tear at outside hinge, wear top and bottom of spine. Front hinge reinforced with archival tape. Antique ex-library, purchased directly from the historical collection of one of the USA's oldest instiutions and bearing its hand-numbered and hand-dated bookplate. Invaluable book for understanding the political history of Boston, Massachusetts and New England. Good minus condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Antique ex-library.