Boston: J.E. Tilton and Company, 1858. First edition. Frontispiece of Dexter’s mansion, plus text illustrations. A little irregular discoloring on the front cover, contemporary donor’s signature. Otherwise a very good copy, clean and tight. Brown blindstamped cloth with gilt spine. Octavo. 157,  pp. Item #12944
Biography of the American merchant and eccentric (1747-1806) who made a fortune during the American Revolution buying up depreciated Continental currency at a fraction of its face value. (See DAB.).