Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory, Delivered To the Classes of Senior and Junior Sophisters in Harvard Univ. *Vol.1 of 2 ONLY!*
Cambridge, MA, Harvard U.P., 1810, 1st Edition, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued, Size=5.5"x8.5", 431pgs, Condition: Good+ DJ Not Issued, Black leather spine (with gold lettering) & fore-edge corners leather worn head & foot of spine & rubbed on spine, ink owner name on front endpaper, just a few foxing specks in text, o.w. clean & tight. This volume was a presentation from Mrs. Henry Shaw to Massachusetts Governor George Nixon Briggs. It was presented to him in 1816. Governor Briggs ink signature is on Title Page. Mrs. Shaw was wife of Henry Shaw, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts 1817-21. Brigg's son Henry Shaw Briggs, was named after him. (He was a Brig. General in U.S. Civil War). The relationship between these people including a memoir referencing this presentation copy from Mrs. Shaw is in "Great in Goodness: A Memoir of George N. Briggs" by William C. Richards published 1866. A rare George Nixon Briggs AUTOGRAPH, who was the Governor of Massachusetts from 1844-1851. Subjects: Rhetoric; Oratory; AUTOGRAPHED; Collectibles; Massachusetts; George N. Briggs; (Book No. 175601).
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