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Ruth Lawrence
Duke and Biddle Family Histories-Genealogical and Biographical
National Americana Publications,New York, 1949. 1st Edition.14" x 11"Presenting a great biblio rarity of prominent American genealogy: 'Duke and Biddle Family Histories'This handsome 'deluxe' presentation copy being of full-morocco green leather-bound with hand-tooled gilt floral applique adornment & moire silk ffep- together with the ink signature of 'Anthony Drexel Duke'Contents 43 pp include:a glorious full-page, hand-colored armorial crest of the Duke family together with tissue-guard preserved images of members: Washington Duke/ Artelia [Roney] Duke/ Benjamin Newton Duke/ The Chapel at Duke University/ Sarah Pearson [Angier] Duke/ Angier Buchanan Duke/ a stunning portrait of Mary Lillian [Duke] Biddle/ St. George Biddle Duke/ Anthony Drexel Duke/ a b&w family portrait- (the children): Anthony Jr., Cordelia Biddle, Nicholas Rutgers, Josephine and their father 'Anthony D.'/ The Biddle Family: Nicholas Biddle/ & Jane Margaret [Craig] BiddleTogether with the accompanying bibliography and indexThese histories would later appear in Volume XXVIII of Colonial Families of AmericaBy special arrangement they were released in advanceThe above publication being this scarce, never-before-seen offeringA rare directory indeed chronicling two of the most socially prominent founding families in AmericaSigned by Anthony Drexel Duke (1919-2014)https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/nyregion/anthony-drexel-duke-95-boys-harbor-founder-dies.html [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Cary Collection [Bristol, CT, U.S.A.]
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