New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1894. Moore-Smith, C. First Edition. Hardcover. Good + / No Dustjacket. Item #071829
Pages crisp and clean except for modest foxing at the endpapers, splits starting in the paper over both hinges, and a prior seller's label and a wide, dark smudge at the bottom of the final endpaper; binding is gently shaken at hinges but secure; half brown cloth cover shows some handling prints and small spots of pale and dark spotting, some softening and wear at spine ends, chipping around the corners and the edges of the papered half of the boards, three small blue lines at the middle front, and some surface rubbing over the join of paper and cloth, otherwise sound, with silver and gold stamped titles and decoration. 154pp.; inspirational passages from speeches, quips and quotes and anecdotes, snippets of letters, painting a warm and wise portrait of the President in his own words.