Life of Edward Livingston.; With an introduction by George Bancroft.

New York: D. Appleton, 1864. First edition. 8vo. xxiv, 448 pp. Portrait frontispiece, another portrait plate. Livingston (1764-1836) served in the U.S. House of Representatives, first from New York, 1795-1801, then from Louisiana, 1823-1829, the U.S. Senate (from Louisiana), 1829-1831, and as Secretary of State under Jackson, 1831-1833. Howes H-798. Sabin 33841. Larned 1648: "Livingston's life is of special interest because of his preparation of a penal code for Louisiana which gave him a great reputation, not only in this country, but in Europe ... it is generally understood that he had much to do with the preparation of Andrew Jackson's important papers [as President]." Thompson 337: "Contains section on Livingston's life in New Orleans." Very good copy, original pebbled green cloth (spine ends a little worn, corners bumped), gilt spine title. (#5500). Item #58927

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