Life of Lord Timothy Dexter; with sketches of the eccentric characters that composed his associates; including his own writings, “Dexter’s Pickle for the Knowing Ones,” &c. &c. An introduction by “Cymon.”
Knapp, Samuel L.

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, [1] pp. (Item ID: 12944)

$200.00

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.)

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