np, nd (1840s?). Item #99-7894
The United States Magazine And Democratic Review Vol. XI No. XLIX 1842; Cambridge: Folsom et al 1839; P. Thompson: Washington 1836; William Williams: Utica 1830. 8.5 x 5.5", black boards, gilt ruled black leather corners and spine, marbled endpapers, bound by R. Picard, 77, 82, 15, 24, 80, 58, 40pp. Covers very well worn, rubbed, bumped corners, lacks tip of spine, front outer/inner hinge cracked and splitting, part of top margin torn off of title page of first title, scattered foxing else very good condition. All are in Sabin except for "Three Hours", "Modern French" and "Remarks". Six titles are first editions ("Modern French Judicature" is its first [only] appearance). "Remarks" first appeared in "The North American Review". Above the inscription "Matilda C. Ledyard". The inscription, in a different hand: "To dear Harry and his Maude from Aunt Lizzie. This book was bound for and given to my mother Matilda C. Ledyard by my father Henry Ledyard. The Examen was written by my Grandfather and was thought to be remarkable of ___ French. It was this article that led to the death of the Quintuple Treaty. This book was always cherished in my home ___. I am glad to give it 2 ___ children. E.C.L.". Matilda Cass Ledyard, daughter of Lewis Cass was married to Henry Brockholst Ledyard who was charge d'affaires at the U.S. embassy in Paris (when Cass was the U.S. minister to France) and also was mayor of Detroit and a Michigan state senator. Two of their children were Elizabeth "Aunt Lizzie" Cass Ledyard Goddard and Henry Brockholst Ledyard, Jr., a businessman who was president of Michigan Central Railroad. His son, Henry "Harry" Brockholst Ledyard III was married to Mary Alice Maude Hendrie. Wonderful collection from the family of Lewis Cass!