Life of General Oglethorpe by Henry Bruce

Signed 1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. 1890. Dodd, Mead, & Company. 1st Edition. English. Includes Autographed Letter.

Includes autographed letter from Henry Bruce to the publishing house tipped in dated 1889 and regarding the upcoming publication of the book.

A biography on the life of James Edward Oglethorpe (1696 – 1785) was a British soldier, Member of Parliament, and the founder of the Province of Georgia in what was then colonial-era British America. As a social reformer, he hoped to resettle Britain's "worthy poor" in the New World, initially focusing on those in debtors' prisons.

Fine leather binding with light edge-wear. Marbled papers. Ex-Libris (bookplate of previous owner only on back of front cover). Interior clean in fine shape with minimal to no foxing.