LIFE OF JOHN PICKERING. Boston: Printed for Private Distribution, 1887. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xii 1-534 [535-536: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece, original brown cloth stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Privately printed biography, written by his daughter, of John Pickering (1765-1846), eminent lawyer, philologist, literary scholar and Bostonian, important for his work on the American language, as well as his studies of American Indian languages, and as the founder of the Oriental Society. See DAB. Includes transcriptions of many letters from and to Pickering. Light rubbing to edges, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#128841).

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