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Erastus Corning: Merchant and Financier 1794-1872
Book #: 011128

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: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner’s name ink-stamped on front free end paper. Blue cloth over boards, xi, 212 pages, frontispiece portrait of Corning, Index, Bibliography. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped, small dent top edge front board. In an illustrated price-clipped dust jacket that is chipped at corners, spine ends and along top & bottom edges, several short tears and a piece of jacket missing at head of spine. In a Brodart jacket. “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.” 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: 011128.