New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Hardcover. Brown cloth stamped with decorative swirls on both front & back covers, newer brown cloth spine, 441 pp., 1 BW plate. G+ (Book was sometime rebound well, with original cloth spine overlaid on new one, and tight new hinges with new flyleaves employed. New spine doesn't quite match old one in color, but it's in the same range. Old binding is worn to paper along edges and corners, but not disturbing so. Book block is in terrific shape with no foxing and very few marks on pages, except next to plates. Missing frontispiece of Linn, though his shadow remains on the tp & adjacent pages. Remaining plate is of his gravesite and appears about halfway through the text.). Item #136700
A typical 19th-century tribute biography for an American politician. In addition to serving 10 years as a U.S. Senator from Missouri, Lewis Fields Linn (1796-1843) was also an advocate for the Donation Land Claim Act and for establishing the Oregon Territory. He also strived for economic and health improvements for the residents of his own Mississippi River Valley. "No one took a livelier interest in all that concerned the great Valley of the Mississippi and its enterprising people, or labored with greater zeal to develope [sic] its resources, open and improve its highways, by land and water, with a view to expedite the occupation of its rich soil and inviting climate by the temperate sons of toil from the East, and to facilitate its commercial intercourse with other parts of the country." (preface) This is a copy of the original published biography; it is NOT an e-book or paperback reproduction. Your fingers will still be able to feel the original printer's ink raised on the surface of each page. Nice.
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