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Lot 101

1874 Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States by James Parton FIRST EDITION

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Lot 101

1874 Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States by James Parton FIRST EDITION


Description: Published by James R. Osgood, Boston, 1874. The author (1822 - 1891) was an American biographer who wrote the lives of Horace Greeley, Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, and Voltaire; he was the most successful biographer of his time. In this book, Parton raises the subject of Sally "Henings" as a "Campaign Lie": "there were allusions to a certain "Dusky Sally" otherwise Sally Henings (sic), whose children were said to resemble the master of Monticello in their features and the color of their hair. In this particular Campaign Lie there was just that fractional portion of the truth which was necessary to preserve it fresh and vigorous to this day. There is even a respectable Madison Henings (sic), now living in Ohio who supposes that Thomas Jefferson was his father. Mr. Henings has been misinformed." (p569). Green gilt cloth, gilt title at spine. 8vo, frontispiece portrait, vi, 764pp. Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and the bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request

  • Condition: Very Good Condition with no missing or torn pages. There is some staining on the front cover (see pic)
  • Dimensions: 5.75" x 8.25"

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