New York: MacMillan Company, 1903. First Edition. Black and White Plates. Original cloth. Octavo. xii, 372 pages. Good.
Biography of founding father Robert Morris (1734-1806) , who arranged the finances for the American side in the Revolutionary War. Morris was a signer of three founding documents of the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution. He had arrived at Oxford, Maryland in 1747 as a 13 year old boy, son of tobacco exporter Robert Morris, Sr. Robert Morris. This biography is the first to be based extensively on Robert Morris's own papers, now in the Library of Congress. Illustrated with portraits, drawings, facsimiles, etc. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Rubs, shallow bumps, and a bit of fraying at binding extremities. Upper board has a silver dollar-sized patch of rubbing at lower inner quadrant. Occasional minor browning and dampstaining to textblock. Sound copy of the scarce original edition of this work.