Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography

Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography
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A legendary bibliophile, connoisseur of fine art, horticulturist, and philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington was also the founder of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Celebrated for his unique vision and development of the street railway system that created the structure of the Los Angeles area, this comprehensive biography written by distinguished scholar and former director of The Huntington, James Thorpe, brings to life a richly human story of the man who became America’s greatest book collector. Through a vast array of private letters, personal diaries, and other various documents, Thorpe offers us a well-rounded biography, one which doesn’t fail to reveal Huntington’s unassuming gifts and exceptional personal qualities.

Hardcover, 668 pages.