The Greens As I Knew Them.New Bedford, MA, [for the author], 1964 Stock Code: 135158
NotesFirst edition, signed by the author on the half-title, of this collection of tales of Hetty Green, 'The Witch of Wall Street', and her eccentric son Colonel Ned Green. "The extraordinary Green family was very closely associated with my law office for so many years that I have absorbed many interesting anecdotes about them, besides having had considerable personal contact. As I have told stories about them from time to time, many have said they wished I would write them down. The recent publication of the best seller The Day they shook the Plum Tree has brought this to a head, and I have finally decided to give it a try; so here goes" (author's introduction in chapter I).
Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine and front board. With the pictorial dust jacket.
21 illustrations to the text, most full-page.
Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very good in slightly rubbed jacket, sunned at the spine.
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