HISTORY OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY 1819-1911 [3 VOLS], by G. Dodge and W. Ellis - 1911 [Complete]


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Norwich University 1819-1911:

Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor

published by Grenville M. Dodge, and compiled and edited by William Arba Ellis 

First edition, three volumes.  Montpelier, VT:  Grenville M. Dodge/The Capital City Press, 1911  

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Maroon and gold cloth covers have gilt title and medallion. 
  • Boards show some smudges, edgewear.  Corners are sharp.  See photos.  
  • Spines have gilt text dimmed and are a little sunned, with frayed ends.  See photos.   
  • Bindings are secure.  
  • Pastedowns and feps have owner's inscription at front pastedown. 
  • Illustrations are clear.  
  • Interior is gently age-toned.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are tanned. 
  • PS2024.0627

604 + 772 + 760 pages. 6 x 9 inches

A very good, complete copy of the first edition of this three volume History of Norwich University.  Hardcover, with cloth covers in the University's maroon and gold colors.  A very good unmarked set becoming hard to find.

Norwich University, founded in 1819, was the first private military college in the United States.  Here the idea of the “citizen soldier” was developed, a guiding philosophy that later became the impetus for the creation of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), of which Norwich University was the birthplace.

The front pastedown of each volume is inscribed "Stanley C. Wilson, Chelsea Vt., Presented by vote of Trustees of Norwich Uniersity Aug. 14, 1915, being at the first meeting of Trustees attended by me."  Wilson (1879-1967), native of Orange Vt., was a lawyer and politician active in the Vermont Republican Party.  He would go on to be Governor of Vermont from 1931-1935.  

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