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. -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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