15 November 2005
[ARTHUR, Chester A.]. JENNINGS, George H. An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time... New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1881. 8o, half morocco marbled boards, marbled endpapers, spine stamped in gilt, t.e.g. In a half morocco slipcase.
SIGNED AS PRESIDENT: "Chester A. Arthur, Washington 1882." Arthur's copy of this compendium of British parliamentary history, biography and anecdote. It contains short biographical essays on all the luminaries of British Parliamentary history from Sir Thomas Moore and Oliver Cromwell, through Walpole, Wilkes, Fox, Pitt, Burke and Peel, up to the luminaries of Arthur's own age, Disraeli and Gladstone.
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