Very Good -. Item #8944
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth; x,,294pp.; frontispiece, 23 leaves of photographic illus. Extremities rubbed, especially at spine ends, spine gilt entirely effaced, front hinge cracked and textblock a bit shaken in boards, old ink notes to rear free endpaper else Good to Very Good overall. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper "To May Galis [Galls?] from her friend Mary French. Sept. 4. 1937."
Memoirs of Mary Adams French (1859-1939), wife of the American sculptor Daniel Chester French, best known for his monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. Indeed, the opening chapter covers the author's childhood memories of Lincoln and his assassination.