Signed book: This Country of Ours. First edition. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt decoration, 5.25 x 7.5, 360 pages. Signed on the first free end page in ink, "Very truly yours, Benj. Harrison." Autographic condition: very good, with an ownership stamp to the bottom of the signed page, as well as light staining to its left side, and a strip of heavy toning to its right side. Book condition: VG/None, with toning and ownership stamps to endpapers, light edgewear, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. In the preface, Harrison describes this volume as “a modest attempt to give my readers a view of the machinery of our National Government in motion, and some instruction as to the relations and uses of its several parts.” From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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