Seymour, Charles (Arranged as a Narrative by)., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1926, c1926, 1st Edition (#30 of 750 copies), boards w/leather spine, slight wear & name on fpdep o/w vg w/newspaper clippings laid in (no dj), 471 pp, B & W illus., Sm 4to, SIGNED by Colonel House & the author.
Acceptable. SIGNED! First edition! Limited edition: # 266 out of 750 copies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1929. Four volume set. 6.75x10". Brown half leather hardcover with light blue boards and a black label on spine with gold lettering. Volume titles (pages): v1-Behind the Political Curtain 1912-1915 (471); v2-From Neutrality to War 1915-1917 (508); v3-Into the World War April 1917-June 1918 (453); v4-The Ending of the War June 1918-August 1919 (552). Includes B&W frontis and illustrations. No dust jacket. Acceptable slipcases. Signed by both House and Seymour on colophon. Spine ends slightly rubbed, v1 spine head has small tear. Insides clean. Some top edges uncut.
Very Good. Four Vols. Vol I, First edition, 1926. Name of previous owner on inside front board. Light wear to cloth at edges of boards. Vol. II, First Edition, 1926. Light wear to cloth at edges of boards. Vol. III, First Edition, 1928. Paper is cracked at back hinge but fabric to hinge is still tight. Light wear to cloth at edges of boards. Vol. IV, First Edition, 1928. Paper is cracked at back hinge but fabric to hinge is still tight. Light wear to cloth at edges of boards.
Very Good. Four Vols. Vol. I, First Edition, 1926. Light wear to cloth. Vol. II, First Edition, 1926. Small tear ( about one-quarter inch ) to the cloth at gutter between spine and back board. Vol. III, First Edition, 1928. Stamp of Chicago Tribune on front endpaper and their number, "85", on title page. Vol. IV, First Edition, 1928.
Very Good Plus. Signed by Author Four Vols. Vol. I, First Edition, 1926. SIGNED by Seymour on the front endpaper. Light wear to cloth. Vol. II, First Edition, 1926. Name of previous owner on inside front board. Vol. III, First Edition, 1928. Light wear to cloth. Vol. IV, First Edition, 1928. Name of previous owner on front endpaper.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author "The Intimate Papers Of Colonel House (4 Volumes)" by Colonel House and arranged as a Narrative by Charles Seymour is a Signed (volume 1 is HAND-SIGNED by both House and Seymour-this is number 290 of 750) Houghton Mifflin Company publication. Volume one has the date of 1928 and the book is in very good condition with on a small tag, Volume 2 has the date of 1926 and is in very good condition with some minor fraying and a name and tag, Volume 3 has the date of 1928 and is in very good condition with a name, a tag, and an erasure, and Volume 4 has the date of 1928 and is also in very good condition with a tag and a small erasure-all have the original rough cut edges. All of the boards are in good condition with some rubbing to the titles, some minor cracking, rubbing and fraying, and a few small marks. These copies would make a special addition to any collection or library. You can buy with confidence, we have been selling books for over 30 years. Thanks for buying.
Good. Association copy, Robert Lansing, SOS. 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Some underlining/notes from previous owners. Vol. 1 Behind the political curtain 1912-1915. Vol. 2 From neutrality to war 1915-1917. Provenance: Originally owned by Robert Lansing, United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. The set contains many hand written notes and underlining from Lansing. Ex: "I will someday tell the true story why Bernstroff backed down, House never knew, " p. 33. Many of Lansing's notes are critical, but insightful and unique. They offer an intimate view of the foreign policy concerns of the United States in World War I. Later from the library of Robert Smith Simpson. Simpson was a noted career foreign service officer in the US State Department and professor at the Edward Walsh school of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Simpson was the American Consulate General in Lourenco Marques [Maputo], Mozambique. Lansing's other papers are currently at held at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
The intimate papers of Colonel House arranged as a narrative
by Edward Mandell House, Charles Seymour
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