Button Gwinnett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1926. First edition, 1/1001 copies. 8vo. xvi, (2), 291 pp. Illustrated from photographs, old paintings, line drawings, etc., plates, portraits. Gwinnett (1735-1777), a native of England and a planter and local public official in the colony of Georgia, was elected by the Georgia Council of Safety to the 1776 Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence; he was killed in a duel over political matters by Gen. Lachlan McIntosh. Very good. Original green cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine label, dust jacket rubbed and soiled with printed spine. Item #61468

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