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Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield by  James G Blaine - First Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB and

Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield

by Blaine, James G

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Norwich, Conn,; 1884 and 1886: The Henry Bill Publishing Co. First Edition. Thick Octavo. In two volumes from the library of United States Senator Lawrence C[owle] Phipps (August 30, 1862 March 1, 1958) who represented Colorado from 1919 until 1931. both volumes signed by the Senator and dated in year of publications, also with his bookplate, Vol. I. 646pp., large folding map at rear, illustrated, with a review of the events which led to the political revolution of 1860. Vol. II.724pp., illustrated. Both volumes bound in brown cloth over beveled boards stamped in gilt, spines gilt, floral endpapers, all edges marbled. A very nice, near fine set with no foxing.

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