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Retrospections Of An Active Life

First Edition



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From the library of Vice President Levi P. Morton, the first edition of Retrospections Of An Active Life by John Bigelow.

Octavo, [three volumes], xiv, 645pp, [1]; vii, 607pp, [1], vii, 684pp,[1]. Publisher’s green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, with tissue cover. Transference from tissue cover to frontispiece. Solid text blocks, free of marks or notations. Complete with 42 full page illustrated plates. Light wear to boards, bumped corners of Volume I, general wear to boards.

Ownership inscription in Volume I: “Levi P. Morton / February 22, 1910.”

Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) was the 22nd Vice President of the United States in the Benjamin Harrison administration. After his time as vice president, Morton was elected the 31st Governor of New York. A strong ally of Roscoe Conkling, Morton was offered the vice presidential nomination by James A. Garfield, but declined at Conkling’s suggestion. Morton lived to be 96 years old, and was the longest-living vice president in United States history, until being surpassed by John Nance Garner in 1964.

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[Vice President Levi P. Morton] Bigelow | John


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