The Property of Harrison Gray Loyalist. Samue Eliot Morison.
The Property of Harrison Gray Loyalist
The Property of Harrison Gray Loyalist
The Property of Harrison Gray Loyalist

His First Book, Inscribed to His Mother

The Property of Harrison Gray Loyalist.

Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1913.

First edition of the author’s first publication. Reprinted from The Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol XIV. pp. [317]-350. Frontispiece portrait after painting by Copley. 1 vols. 4to. His First Book, Inscribed to His Mother. Later full calf elaborately gilt, rebacked; otherwise a very good copy with the original wrappers bound in. Item #301940

The renowned historian’s first book, offprinted from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

This copy is inscribed by the author on the flyleaf: “Mother, with much love, from the author / November 1913. This was the first historical work of mine to be published, and I had it handsomely bound in Paris to give to my mother — Samue Eliot Morison. In the pocket at the back are some notes that my grandmother Eliot (Emily Otis) made on H.G. Otis . She died in March, 1906.” [Those notes are no longer present.]

It goes without saying, a remarkable copy of the author’s first book, published when he was only 26 years old.

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