Messages and Papers of the Presidents (a Compilation) Published By Authority of Congress 1899, James D. Richardson, a Representative from the State of Tennessee
D.C.: Bureau of National Literature, 1912. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Inv. #1172B. Eleven volumes. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering on spine. President's seal on front boards. Teg. Outstanding condition. Volume X of this set continues through the presidency of William Howard Taft and has the important eleventh volume, The Index to all of the previous volumes. ; 8vo; 8145 + Index pages; Beginning with Volume I, the formation of the government, and the Presidency of George Washington, through Volume X, the presidency of William Howard Taft, in 1912, the documents of each of the presidents are offered. Volume XI, The Index, is "not only a key that unlocks the treasures of the entire publication, but it is in itself an alphabetically arranged brief history or story of the great controlling events consituting the History of the United States. -- Under its proper alphabetical classification the story is told of every great subject referred to by any of the Presidents in their official Messages, and at the end of each story the official utterances of the Presidents themselves are cited upon the subject, so that you may readily turn to the page in the body of the work itself of this original information. -- Next to the possession of knowledge is the ability to turn at will to where knowledge is to be found." (P. 5438, Volume VII. The editor, James D. Richardson.). Near Fine with no dust jacket .
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