Reminiscences of Seven Years iof Early Life
Richard S. Smith

Reminiscences of Seven Years iof Early Life

Wilmington, Del.: Ferris Bros., 1884. First edition Slim hardcover in midnight green cloth lettered in gilt. Presumed first edition. 122 pp. Frontispiece portrait engraviong of Smith, tissue guard. Two plates (one in color) and a manuscript facsimile. The Memorial Sermon preached by Rev. Alfred Lee is included in the latter part of the book. Appendices inclue a memorial biographical sketch (Smith died in February, 1884), transcriptions of letters and newspaper articles. Very good, silver stamping bright, some wear at the extremities and a bit of light spotting. Smith, who wrote this reminiscence during his eighth decade, recalls his early years during which he entered the shipping business, traveling to ports around the globe; he eventually inherited his family's shipping business. A devout Episcopalian, he was instrumental in founding Calvary Church in Rockdale, Pennsylvania. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E22783)


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