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[FILLMORE, Millard] [LYMAN, Theodore]
THE DIPLOMACY OF THE UNITED STATES. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE COUNTRY, FROM THE FIRST TREATY WITH FRANCE, IN 1778, TO THE TREATY OF GHENT, IN 1814, WITH GREAT BRITAIN. Millard Fillmore's Copy Signed by Him
Wells and Lilly, Boston, 1826. Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-3/4") bound in contemporary calf leather, recently and attractively rebacked in calf preserving the original gilt-lettered morocco spine label; xii, 379, [3] pages. SIGNED "M. Fillmore/Buffalo/N. York" on the front pastedown by the thirteenth President of the United States and SIGNED again on the title page as "Millard Fillmore" with the notation B - 1, a notation he used on books in his personal library to denote the room and shelf where the book was stored. Bemis & Griffin, GUIDE TO THE DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1775-1921: "The first historical study of American diplomacy"; HOWES L582; SABIN 42796. The first attempt at a systematic diplomatic history of the United States, including a chapter on the Louisiana Purchase and an appendix listing all American treaties to date. A significant early study of American diplomacy, enhanced by two signatures of an American president. Millard Fillmore was an avid reader and book collector. Fillmore established the first White House Library. When he moved from Washington, he relocated his library to Buffalo, NY. After his death in 1874, his large library was sold by his son. Occasional slight browning but overall a clean, attractively bound, Fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent [United States]
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