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Long, John D. [John Davis, 1838-1915]

Published by Albert Harrison Hall, Boston, 1914
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER as follows: "Margaret Long / Peirce Long." [These appear to be the signatures of two children of the author. See below.] 16mo. (19 cm.) [12]9-55[5]p. Grey paper over boards with a white cloth spine with letters in black on the front cover and the spine. Printed on water-marked paper and with all edges untrimmed. Very minor wear to extremities, one corner just barely rubbed through, one other corner slightly split, paper slightly soiled, else near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. John Davis Long [1838-1915] entered Harvard College at age 14, graduating from Harvard in 1857, and from Harvard Law School in 1860. He served in the Massachusetts State Legislature and was Lieutenant Governor in 1878 and Governor from 1879-1883. Long served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1883-1889, before retiring to his private law practice in Hingham, MA. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy from 1897-1902 before retiring a second time to write books about the Navy, the Spanish American War, and several volumes of poetry. He continued to be active in social causes, promoting Woman Suffrage, Temperance, and the abolition of the death penalty. He died in Hingham, Mass., on August 28, 1915. He married Agnes Peirce and had two daughters, Helen and Margaret, and one son, Peirce. [Please inquire for link to picture of Long and his family, including the two children who signed this book.] AT THE FIRESIDE is a book of poetry. One of the poems is entitled "Margaret" and another refers to Margaret. Bookseller Inventory # 006869

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Publisher: Albert Harrison Hall, Boston

Publication Date: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by daughter and son of

Edition: 1st Edition

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