Dies irae. John A. Dix.
Dies irae
Dies irae
Dies irae

Presentation copy

Dies irae

Cambridge: privately printed [at the Riverside Press], 1863. Small 8vo, pp. 15; English and Latin on opposite pages; with the second reading in the first line: "Day of vengeance" instead of the original, "Day of weeping." Bound with: Jacobus de Benedictis, Stabat Mater. Cambridge: privately printed [presumably at the Riverside Press], pp. 11; English and Latin on opposite pages. Presentation copy to "Miss Folsom, with the kind regards of John A. Dix, Paris, 8 Jan. 1869." The first title is extra-illustrated with 3 albumen prints of Christian art, and the second title extra-illustrated with 7 albumen prints of the same; on a separate leaf bound in at the end is a manuscript index to the photographs in the hand of Dix, listing the title of the photograph and the page number where inserted; bound in full crushed brown morocco by L. Curmer, red silk moiré endpapers, inner dentelles, a.e.g., etc. and with a blindstamped crucifix on the covers; red moiré-lined chemise, recent brown cloth slipcase with morocco label. John Adams Dix (1798-1879) was Secretary-of-State of New York, served as a U.S. Senator from New York, and as Secretary of Treasury under Lincoln, who commissioned him a Major-General in the U.S. Army; he served also as Minister to France from 1866-69, and in 1872 was elected Governor of New York. The book is apparently unique. The photographs are almost certainly by Dix himself, a known photographer. The Miss Folsom in the presentation is possibly Helen S. Folsom, the sister [?] of George Folsom, a New York author and antiquarian who served in local politics. Item #19280

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