The American Leonardo The Life of Samuel Morse by Carleton Mabee 1990 Easton Press part of the 100 Greatest Books Vintage Book

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The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse by Carleton Mabee Morse, the artist and the telegraph inventor of New York City and Poughkeepsie, is no easy subject.

Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., Curator of American Painting at the National Gallery, observes in a new introduction that the difficulty arises because of "the virtually irreconcilable complexities and contradictions of his character, his mind, and his achievements. It is a very human Morse that emerges from Mr. Mabee's pages." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

A truly, gorgeously handsome volume, designed to become an heirloom, in collectible and gift condition.


The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse is in good vintage condition for its age with no rips or tears.

These beautiful leather-bound books are printed on sturdy, acid-neutral paper specially milled for Easton Press part of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.

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Book dimensions:9x6x1

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