Presentation Copy, Inscribed to Junius Spencer Morgan

The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds, and Wild Fowl of America.

Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co, 1857.

Price: $1,500.00

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Second edition. Frontispiece aquatint. Engraved aquatint title page and numerous text illustrations. 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy, Inscribed to Junius Spencer Morgan. Original brown half publisher's brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Front joint tender. Phillips p. 225; Henderson pp. 162-163; Heller 2:703.

Item #40815

With the contemporary inscription from the author, "J.S. Morgan, Esq / with regards of the author / E.J. Lewis M.D. / Dec 6th 1858". The recipient, of course, was the financier and father of J.P. Morgan; four years earlier, in 1854, he had taken his first big step into international banking as a partner in the firm of George Peabody & Co., and it is to be hoped that this volume provided an impetus for his interest in more recreational pursuits.