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).
First editions of each volume in the historian's ground-breaking biography on President Lyndon Johnson. Octavo, 4 volumes. Original cloth. Each volume is signed by Robert Caro and each are near fine to fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. A very sharp set. "A monumental political saga...powerful and stirring. It's an overwhelming experience to read The Path to Power" (The New York Times). "Stands at the pinnacle of the biographical art" (Donald R. Morris, Houston Post).
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