SIGNED BY PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN
(BUCHANAN, James) (JOHNSON, Harriet Lane) (PITT, William) TOMLINE, George. Memoirs of the Life of William Pitt. Philadelphia, 1821. Two volumes.
First American edition of Tomline's two-volume Memoirs of Pitt, an exceptional association copy belonging to President James Buchanan, boldly signed by him on the title pages of both volumes, along with the inscriptions below his signatures of his trusted niece and ward, "his confidant in all things personal and political," who was the unmarried president's popular White House hostess, the first named "First Lady" in the press, dated by her the year of his death when she inherited his Wheatland home, "Harriet Lane Johnston, Wheatland, 1868," very desirable in original boards. $9000.