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National Statuary Hall in the Nation's Capital

by Murdock, Myrtle Cheney

Condition: Very Good+. No DJ


Washington, D.C.: Monumental Press, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. No DJ. Very light shelf wear, touch of dust staining at text block edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black cloth boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. Small 4to. 128pp. Illus. (b/w plates).

Inscribed by author (and congressman's wife) on ffep (with second signature at bottom of page). Includes pamphlet on "The Murdock Books on Washington," pamphlet by Harold Helfer, "The Case of the Forgotten Genius," broadside titled "Statutes in the United States Capital," and both DJ flaps. Also laid in is a letter from Mrs. Murdock, dated 1965, and a set of leaves of "Statutes Recently Admitted to Statuary Hall in the Nation's Capitol." Overall, a very presentable copy with a wonderful collection of ephemera.

  • Bookseller: Lux Mentis, Booksellers US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2851
  • Title: National Statuary Hall in the Nation's Capital
  • Author: Murdock, Myrtle Cheney
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+. No DJ
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Monumental Press
  • Place: Washington, D.C.
  • Date published: 1955

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