Knapp, Samuel L., Life of Lord Timothy Dexter; with sketches of the eccentric characters that composed his associates; including his own writings, “Dexter’s Pickle for the Knowing Ones,” &c. &c. An introduction by “Cymon.”


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Knapp, Samuel L. Life of Lord Timothy Dexter; with sketches of the eccentric characters that composed his associates; including his own writings, “Dexter’s Pickle for the Knowing Ones,” &c. &c. An introduction by “Cymon.”
Boston: J.E. Tilton and Company, 1858. Octavo. 157, [1] pp. Frontispiece of Dexter’s mansion, plus text illustrations. Brown blindstamped cloth with gilt spine. A little irregular discoloring on the front cover, contemporary donor’s signature. Otherwise a very good copy, clean and tight. First edition. Biography of the American merchant and eccentric (1747-1806) who made a fortune during the American Revolution buying up depreciated Continental currency at a fraction of its face value. (See DAB.)
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