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    An Extra-Illustrated Set

    Robert C. Winthrop, Jr. A Memoir of Robert C. Winthrop [Extra-Illustrated Edition in Two Volumes]. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1897.

    First edition. Prepared for the Massachusetts Historical Society. Two tall octavo volumes. vi, 198; 199-358 pages. This extra-illustrated edition has expanded the original one-volume edition to two volumes with the addition of many, many portrait and scenic engravings (approximately 115 plates). Frontispiece. Index.

    Beautifully bound by Root & Son of London in full brown morocco. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Only the ribbon markers show wear. A fine set, in a brown cloth slipcase.

    Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894) was a Boston-born lawyer and philanthropist. He served as United States Speaker of the House of Representatives during the 30th Congress (1847-1849) and as Senator from Massachusetts (1850-1851), succeeding Daniel Webster, his old law school cohort. When his political career ended at the age of 41, he spent the remainder of his life involved in mostly philanthropic pursuits and was known as a spirited and persuasive orator. Winthrop was a direct descendant of the first governor of the Massachusetts colony and is the great-great grandfather of Senator John Kerry.

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