Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1926. 1st Edition, Good+, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 471/508(INDEX). Covers are mottled, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. No dust jacket. Missing dust jacket, cover shows some discoloration and fraying. Pages yellowed but not brittle Sticker on inside cover. 4 v. fronts., 1 illus., plates, ports., map, facsims. 25 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits, Plates. Contents: I. Behind the political curtain, 1912-1915. II. From neutrality to war, 1915-1917. III. Into the world war, April 1917-June 1918. IV. The ending of the war, June 1918-August 1919.
Photos. Very Good. No Jacket/Near Fine Slipcase. Sm4to from 9" to 11" xxiii, 471 pp, ix, 508 pp, xix, 453 pp, xiv, 552 pp, red clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the front cover & spine, t.e.g. (top edge gilt), in two red clothcovered slipcases. Volume one is titled "Behind the Policital Curtain 1912-1915, " Volume two is titled "Neutrality to War 1915-1917, " Volume three is titled "Into the World War April, 1917-June 1918, " and Volume four is titled "The Ending of the War June, 1918-August 1919." Volumes I & II were printed in 1926 and Volumes III & IV were printed in 1928. The books contain the correspondence between President Wilson and one of his advisers on diplomatic efforts and foreign policies during Woodrow Wilson's presidency. Volume one & two in slipcase and volume three and four in second slipcase. Slipcases built by professional book binder. The book set contains a book plate for the Library of the University of Texas given by William James Battle for 62 years a professor in this university. This is the only markings for the library.
Very Good in None Issued jacket. Large format. Four volumes; Number 152 of 750 copies "autographed by Colonel House and Professor Seymour." Octavo; half-calf with gilt-printed black morocco labels and paper covered boards; each volume has the bookplate of Joseph Halle Schaffner Edward Mandell House (1858-1938) was an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Although he had no military experience, he was commonly known as Colonel House; a courtesy title bestowed on him by Texas Governor James S. Hogg. After helping Wilson obtain the Democratic nomination for president in 1912 and win the general election, House was offered any cabinet post save that of Secretary of State, which Wilson had already promised to William Jennings Bryan. House turned down Wilson's offer, opting instead to function as the president's confidential advisor and personal representative. Their relationship was so close that Wilson brought the Colonel to live in the White House. Such a living arrangement was possible because House got on well with Ellen, Wilson's first wife. After she died, the two men became even closer. However, the friendship began to cool when the President remarried. Still House retained significant personal influence with Wilson. He help Wilson develop the Fourteen Points, functioned as his representative during the negotiations that resulted in the Armistice ending World War I, and then as the President's chief deputy the Paris Peace Conference. The president also assigned House the task of drafting a constitution for the proposed League of Nations. When Wilson returned to the United States before the peace negotiations were finalized, he appointed House to act in his place. However, when House accepted compromises unacceptable to Wilson, their relationship deteriorated. After Wilson's stroke, in September 1919, his second wife, Edith, effectively froze House out of government affairs. After Wilson left office, House returned to private life. Joseph Halle Schaffner (1897-1972), the Schaffner of Hart, Schaffner and Marx, was an inveterate book collector. The catalogue of an exhibition of books from his collection was published under the title, The Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection in the History of Science: A Selection Exhibited at the Jopseh Regenstein Library of the University of Chicago, in 1977.
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