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Grinnell, Josiah Busnell

Men and Events of Forty Years; Autobiographical Reminiscences of an active career from 1850 to 1890; with Introduction by Henry W. Parker

D Lothrop Company, Boston. 1891, xvi, 426p., tissue-guarded frontis, top edge gilt, hardbound first edition in maroon cloth boards with leather title label gilt as issued. Casing is somewhat scratched and edgeworn, and spine label rubbed and abraded, remaining legible; front hinge is cracked, tissue-guard foxed, rear hinge a little weak; all in all however, a good copy, with textbock square and sound, the gilded top edge right, no ownership or other marks. Author was, according to Wiki, the young man to whom Horace Greeley addressed his famous remark. Grinnell did go west and involved himself in railroads; returned and entered Congress; was an abolitionist and "conductor in the underground railroad," and sheltered John Brown in 1859 following anti-slavery raids in Kansas and Missouri.

Cat.No: 191235

Price: $25.00

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