Publisher:Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1960
Cornell University Press, 1960, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
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.