Aaron Burr, The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, Original MSS Ed, with Ephemera


In Full, From Original Manuscripts

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Told in his own words, the journal covers Aaron Burr’s years in European exile, 1808-12, during which Burr attempted to sell Great Britain on his plan to revolutionize Mexico and to enlist Napoleon in freeing the Spanish colonies and Louisiana. 

William Bixby owned Burr’s original manuscript and decided to print it (for presentation purposes only) because the original 1838 edited publication was distorted by errors, interpretations, and omissions as to be practically original in its own right. 

Very good, clean throughout and tight; labels sunned; some soiling of boards.

As well, a lengthy, full-page notation by Field describes the contents and its sale history at auction. 

Burr, Aaron. THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF AARON BURR. REPRINTED IN FULL FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT IN THE LIBRARY OF MR. WILLIAM K. BIXBY, OF ST. LOUIS, MO. WITH AN INTRODUCTION, EXPLANATORY NOTES, AND A GLOSSARY. Rochester, NY: [The Genesee Press], 1903. 1st ed. thus.  Signed limitation page  #141/250. 2 Vols. xiv,501; 503pp; portrait frontises., facsimiles. Orig. cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine labels; deckled edges. [HOWES B-1011, “aa”: “best ed., unexpurgated.”]   Inscribed and signed by Bixby to Roswell Field of the Chicago Evening Post.  Tipped-in is a letter of presentation to Field of October 11, 1905.  Bookplates of both Bixby and Field are affixed to the inside front board of volume 1. 

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