4 HARDCOVERS in dust jackets, no highlighting, pages unmarked, dust jackets chipped & torn, few pages creased, original owner's name, remainder mark. Sold as reading copies. Normal slight edge wear to corners and edges; otherwise, tight, clean copies....
The Years of Lyndon Johnson, 3 Volume set. (The Path of Power, Means of Ascent, Master of the Senate). Master of Senate is a 1st edition, 1st printing, 2002. Path to power and Means of Ascent are Book Club Edition 1982. Books in Very Good condition. Jackets in Very Good condition. Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
882; 506; 1167; 712pp. Large octavos [24 cm] Black cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. There are large faded areas on the front cover of volume 1. The rear board has a couple of smaller spots. The bottom edges of the text blocks are very slightly stained. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of volume 1, and there is a bookplate on the rippled front free endsheet of volume 2. There is a previous owner's name in pen on the front free endsheet of volume 3. In very good dust jackets. The inside flaps of volume 1's jacket are mildly age-toned. There are several very small stains on the bottom edge of this dust jacket as well. The dust jacket of volume 3 is stained along the folds of the inside flaps on the internal backside of the jacket. May require extra postage due to weight. Volumes 1, 3, and 4 are first editions. Volume 2 is a book club edition. From the dust jacket-"The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. Here is the perfect joining of subject and writer: Johnson, the man of awesome complexity, energy, ambition, and power-obsessed with secrecy, obscuring (often 'rewriting') the facts of his personal and political life; Caro, his biographer, awarded both the Pulitzer and Parkman Prizes for his life of Robert Moses, The Power Broker-and everywhere acclaimed for the brilliance, tenacity, and integrity of his research, for his grasp of character and of the workings of power."
Near fine in near fine jacket. The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power. Four volumes, each bound in publisher's original black cloth, spines and covers stamped in gilt. Rubbed at the edges and extremities of dust jackets and cloth, else fine.
Four Volumes. Vol. I: THE PATH TO POWER ( 1982 ). First Printing. ISBN: 0-394-49973-5. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus. Light rubbing to edges of boards. Vol. II: MEANS OF ASCENT. ( 1990 ). First Printing. ISBN: 0-394-52835-2. Very Good Plus / Very Good. Soiled spot on dust jacket where price tag was removed. Vol. III: MASTER OF THE SENATE. ( 2002 ). First Priting. ISBN: 0-394-52836-0. Near Fine / Near Fine. Vol. IV: THE PASSAGE OF POWER ( 2012 ). First Printing. ISBN: 978-0-679-40507-8. Fine / Fine. All hinges and all signatures are tight. All interiors are clean, no marks. Dust jackets are protected with mylar covers. An excellent set. Caro is now well on his way to the best Presidential biography ever written. These volumes cover through the first five months of Johnson's Presidency. And Caro's work seems to get better as the materials become more voluminous and the issues more complex. Also, give credit to Knopf for maintaining a high level of workmanship and materials in these volumes for three decades now--at a time when many publishers are in a cost cutting mode.
First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning volume in his acclaimed Johnson biography quartet. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Nicholas Katzenbach with deep appreciation for the help you have given me in understanding Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro November 8, 2004." The recipient was Nicolas Katzenbach, who served as Attorney General under the Lyndon Johnson Administration. An outstanding association copy. "Master of the Senate and its two preceding volumes are the highest expression of biography as art. After The Path to Power and Means of Ascent, there shouldn't be much debate about Caro's grand achievement, but let's be clear about this nonetheless: In terms of political biography, not only does it not get better than this, it can't" (Patrick Beach).
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