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Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America by  Hugh (Editor) Montgomery-Massingberd - Signed First Edition - 1975 - from James F. Balsley, Bookseller and Biblio.co.uk

Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America

by Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (Editor)

Condition: Near Fine


London: Burke's Peerage Limited. Near Fine. 1975. First Special Limited. Leather. 0850110173 . Full navy blue crushed morocco leather cover. Five raised spine bands. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England. Care instructions laid in. This is number 055 of 450 copies. Signed on limitation page by two officials of Burke's Peerage Ltd., including the general editor Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd. Includes detailed genealogy of all US Presidents from Washington to Ford. Heavily illustrated with portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies. Appendix includes Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, and the Vice Presidents of the United States. No ownership or other marks. Cover is unworn other than light rubbing on bottom edge of spine and boards. . Binding sound and tight. No ownership or other marks. The spine is lightly sunned with the blue dye faded to green. The front board is lightly bowed. A near fine copy. ; Color frontis, B&W portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 673 pages; Signed by Editor .


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