Hudson, NY: Bryan Printing Company, 1915.. 1915.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt with vignettes in gilt on the front cover & spine. The corners of the covers are lightly rubbed & there is a tiny chip to the cloth of the front cover. xix & 321 pages. Illustrated with 15 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. There is occasional light foxing & soiling, including to the fore-edge & top edge. Very good.
A biography of pioneer businessman, fur trader and developer of Manhattan John Jacob Astor. First Edition.