New York: Harper and Brothers, 1858. Hardcover. Aaron Burr (1756 - 1836) served as the third vice president of the United States; although, he is now perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Includes journal entries and correspondence from about 1808 - 1812 with the intention of being presented to Burr's daughter, Theodosia, upon his return to the states. Unfortunately, she was lost at sea in 1813, possibly enroute to visit her father. Subsequently, Burr presented the journal and correspondence to the editor for publication. Both volumes are bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles to spines. Rubbing and wear to boards and leather of both volumes. Evidence of removed stickers to the spines of both volumes, as well as removed bookplates from front pastedowns. Frontispiece portrait engraving to volume one. Boards remain firmly attached, however, there are interior splits to the front and rear of both volumes. Free endpapers and first / last few pages of both volumes are a little loose. Marbled endpapers. Volume I: 451 pages; Volume II: 453 pages. AMERBIO/011521. Very Good.