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Erastus Corning: Merchant and Financier 1794-1872
Book #: 015278

Author: Neu, Irene D.
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Place: Ithaca, New York
Year: 1960
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: Good
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 9 1/4″ x 6 1/4″
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 9 1/4″ x 6 1/4″. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Blue cloth over boards, xi, 212 pages, frontispiece portrait of Corning, Index, Bibliography. “Creator and first president of the New York Central Railroad, Erastus Corning was one of the outstanding American businessman of the mid-nineteenth century. Merchant and manufacturer, railroad promoter, land speculator, financier, and politician, he built a fortune from nothing to eight million dollars. In her skillfully written biographical study, Professor Neu tells the story of this man’s varied and highly successful career, and in telling, traces the pattern of domestic mercantile activity in the early and middle years of the past century.” Corners and spine ends bumped, top edge of text block lightly foxed. In an illustrated dust jacket that is worn at extremities, especially at corners and spine ends, preserved in a Brodart jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Railways. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 015278.