[CLAY, HENRY] COLTON, CALVIN. The Life and Times of Henry Clay.
New York: A.S. Barnes, 1846. The second edition, extra-illustrated with 8 autograph letters from Clay, 10 letters from others, and numerous portraits including engravings and CDV sized photographs of Clay and Andrew Jackson after Brady. Two volumes. Early three-quarters green morocco gilt over marbled boards by Blackwell, the top edge gilt. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 14 cm); 504, 504 pp., plates, the letters affixed to thick inserted sheets along the left edge. Spines faded to brown and rubbed, the cover to vol. II nearly detached, ink ownership signatures to titles, clean internally, old auction listing affixed to rear endpaper, letters with folds and some repair.
A fine group of eight autograph letters signed from Clay on legal and business matters, with a two-page signed pay chart in his hand, most written from Kentucky between 1799-1816, the recipient mostly William Taylor. Most letters 1 page, the longest 3 1/2 pages. According to the affixed clipping, this set sold Anderson Galleries, 9 December 1903, $43.90.
C Property from the Rhinelander Stewart Family
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