Lot 31: James A. Garfield

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:08:01

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Lot 31: Signed book: Archdeacon Paley's View of the Evidences of Christianity. Philadelphia: Troutman & Hayes, 1852. Hardcover, 4 x 6, 264 pages. Signed on the first free end page in pencil with his ownership signature, "James A. Garfield." Garfield's personal bookplate is also affixed to the front pastedown. Autographic condition: very good, with foxing, soiling, and a small tear to the first free end page. Book condition: G+/None. Accompanied by a custom-made clamshell box. The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by First Lady Lucretia Garfield four years after her husband's assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. More than two decades ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, with this personal volume among them. Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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