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TRUMAN, Harry S. Mr. Citizen. [New York]: Bernard Geis, . 8vo. Photographic plates. Original brown quarter calf, marbled boards, front cover with gilt-lettered calf lettering piece, gilt-lettered on spine; original publisher's board slipcase, printed portrait panel mounted.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ELEANOR ROOSEVELT on the half-title: "To Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt from her good friend and great admirer Harry S. Truman Independence August 8, 1960." IN A PRESENTATION BINDING, the front cover label reading "Author's Edition." Mr. Citizen collects Truman's essays written after leaving office "to point out this long neglect in not making available to our country the counsel and knowledge of former Presidents."
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