Elias Boudinot boldly signs and inscribes a copy of An Account of the New York Hospital. A signature and inscription of an early patriot remains quite scarce in signed books.
A great addition to any presidential signature collection, being one of the thirteen men who held the position of President of the United States in Congress under the Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution of 1789.
Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821; 2nd President of the U.S. “In Congress” under the Articles of Confederation; Director of the Mint) Book, signed. AN ACCOUNT OF THE NEW-YORK HOSPITAL. NY: Collins & Co., 1811. 74p.; foldout engraving; foldout diagram; ½-leather and marbled boards. Signed on title-page; additionally, Inscribed on the front endpaper, “Presented to Elias Boudinot from the New York Hospital” in Boudinot’s hand, his armorial bookplate is on the front pastedown.