Cambridge: Privately Printed, 1875; 1868.
Revised edition; first edition. 15; 11 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full green morocco stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Joints and extremities rubbed, else Fine. Bookplate of Dexter A. Hawkins. Item #218242
With presentation ALS from Dix to Dexter A. Hawkins bound in.
General John Adams Dix (1798-1879) entered the U.S. infantry in 1812, and served various military and political posts through the years leading up to the Civil War, including postmaster of New York. During the course of the war Dix served as president of the Union defense committee. In 1866 he was appointed secretary to France, and in 1872 was elected governor of New York.
Dix was a man of very large reading and thorough culture, spoke several languages with fluency, and was distinguished for proficiency in classical studies, and for ability and elegance as an orator. Among his published works are "Sketch of the Resources of the City of New York" (New York, 1827); "Decisions of the Superintendents of Common Schools" (Albany, 1837); "A Winter in Madeira, and a Summer in Spain and Florence" (New York, 1850; 5th ed., 1853); " Speeches and Occasional Addresses " (2 vols., 1864);" Dies Irae," translation (printed privately, 1863; also revised ed., 1875); and "Stabat Mater," translation (printed privately, 1868).
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