Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. Two volumes. 8vo. vi, [ii], 358; [vi], 335 pp. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece in each volume and 10 plates. Half-calf and marbled boards with matching endpapers, spines gilt; uncut, Volume 2 partially unopened and with some dampstaining. Both with the bookplate of Hezekiah C. Welch. Item #11905
First edition. Morse (1840-1937) made a career of writing biographies of some of the most important American historical figures. The subjects of other works include Abraham Lincoln; Thomas Jefferson; Benjamin Franklin and John Quincy Adams. NSTC, III, 0527291.