Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States.

Philadelphia, (PA): Lea and Blanchard, 1849. First edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: 417; 450, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece to volume one, folding facsimile; errata leaf. Wirt served as prosecutor in the 1807 treason case against Aaron Burr and as United States Attorney General, 1817-1829. Howes K-87 ("aa"). Sabin 37414. BAL 11056. Larned 1708: "Valuable for history of the practice of law rather than statesmanship. Concerns early Virginia politics, the cabinets of Monroe, Adams, and Jackson, but especially the bar of the Supreme Court from 1814 to 1834 ... especially full on the trial of Aaron Burr." Very good, an attractive copy in a nice binding. Somewhat later red three-quarter morocco and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt title and ornaments between raised bands on spine, top edge gilt. (#5760). Item #58533

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