Signed book: The History of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the abdication of James the Second, 1688, Vol. V, by David Hume. New edition. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1849. Hardcover bound in the publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, 5.5 x 8, 556 pages. Signed on the front pastedown in ink by the president with his ownership signature, "James Buchanan," and by his niece, once the acting first lady, "Harriet Lane Johnston." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with overall foxing and light edge toning to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None, with repairs to spine, significant losses at spine ends, chips and bumps to corners, the personal bookplate of "Harry Pennington Cann" affixed to first free end page, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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