Hartford, CT:: Silas Andrus, 1815., 1815. VOL. III OF IV ONLY. 8vo. 544 pp. Folding map of Syria and Assyria; Toned, map with 2 small closed tears, light scattered foxing throughout. Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped front cover "Calvin Riley," gilt-stamped spine and red leather spine label; worn, spine and spine head missing small pieces. Tipped-in presentation inscription (chipped) from "Grandma" to Willie R. Buckmaster, title-page rubber stamp of W.R. Buckmaster. Good. Sold as is. Vol. III contains Books XIV-XVIII: The History of Philip, The History of Alexander the Great, The History of Alexander's Successors, The History of Alexander's Successors Continued, and The History of Alexander's Successors Continued [books XVII & XVIII share this title], respectively. PROVENANCE: Calvin Riley (1799-1854) was the great-great-grandson of John Riley, a Puritan and one of the earliest settlers of Connecticut, "who came to Wethersfield in 1645-60" (Jesup, p. 173). In an entry in Nutt's History of Worcester and Its People, Riley is further identified in an entry on John Edwin Curtis, explaining the lineage of his wife, Amelia Curtis, nee Riley: "John Riley, prominent in both the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven,…came with his wife Grace to Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1645, and there died in 1674, his widow Grace surviving him until November 26, 1703. The line of descent from John and Grace Riley to Amelia (Riley) Curtis was through their son, Lieutenant Isaac Riles, a commissioned officer in the service of Connecticut, born 1670; his son, Nathaniel Riley; his son, Asher Riley; his son, Calvin Riley; his daughter, Amelia (Riley) Curtis" (Nutt, p. 783). Jesup, Henry Griswold, Edward Jessup of West Farms, Westchester Co., New York, and His Descendants, Cambridge, MA: Printed for the Author by John Wilson and Son, 1887; Nutt, Charles, History of Worcester and Its People, Vol. 4, New York: Lewis Historical, 1919. (Inventory #: GG01347)
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