Item #12086 Historic and Picturesque Savannah. Adelaide Wilson.
Historic and Picturesque Savannah
Historic and Picturesque Savannah

Historic and Picturesque Savannah

Boston: Boston Photogravure Company, 1889.

First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xviii, [1], 268 pages. Folding frontispiece document. Illustrated by Georgia Weymouth. Light green cloth hardcover with gilt borders, gilt stamped picturesque front cover design and title. Gilt title on spine. Gilt top edge. Cloth binding is lightly soiled. Cloth is shelf worn and edge worn head and base of spine and corners. Front hinge cracked. Light toning to contents. A good copy. Previous owner name label on front paste down of former Georgia historian Charles Edgeworth Jones, Augusta. On the front paste down is a 3 page letter addressed to C. C. Jones, Jr. by the author (ALS). The author also inscribed this copy on the right front flyleaf "To Mr. C. C. Jones Jr. With the Compliments of Miss Wilson and Miss Weymouth. October Eighteenth 1889." A few misc. scattered pieces of ephemera are laid inside book. Page 162 has a note in the hand of C. C. Jones? that reads "Major John Jones - Killed at the Siege of Savannah 9th of October 1779. He was at the time aid. de. Camp to Genl Lachlan McIntosh." Inside this book are 2 tipped in paper items. The first item, tipped in between pages 158-159, is a one page letter headed "My Dear Sir I have copied for you, the Hebrew Text, of which we spoke....". The letter has a total of 3 paragraphs and appears to be addressed to Henry Williamsby? and is signed W B Hodgson (date not legible). The second item, tipped in between pages 216 and 217, is a poem titled "Savannah" by R. J. Larcombe" and dated 1868. Very good +. Item #12086

Charles C. Jones Jr. was a Confederate officer during the Civil War and author of several books and articles pertaining to the south including a pamphlet on "Hodgson Hall". His son was Charles Edgeworth Jones of Augusta.

From the Georgia Historical Society (regarding W. B. Hodgson):

"The distinguished scholar-diplomat William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) became a core member of the cultural and intellectual life of Savannah following his marriage in 1842 to Margaret Telfair, the youngest daughter of Georgia governor Edward Telfair. Born on September 1, 1801, in Georgetown, D.C., Hodgson was left fatherless as a young boy. During his childhood, he developed an unusual talent for foreign languages and ultimately would master thirteen of them, including Hebrew and Sanskrit. Although he never attended college, Princeton University would later award him an honorary degree in 1824. Hodgson spent many years of his life in his country’s service in the East and is distinguished for his studies of oriental life and language and his collection of rare books and manuscripts."

Price: $750.00

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