U.S. DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE, JUST FOLLOWING THE CIVIL WAR AND LINCOLN ASSASSINATION, SCARCE ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF JAMES A. GARFIELD
(GARFIELD, James) (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE). Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session Thirty-Ninth Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked and recornered to match original, marbled endpapers and edges, raised bands. $4200.
First edition of this compilation of diplomatic correspondence between the United States and foreign powers shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln—scarce association copy from the library of James A. Garfield, Representative of Ohio and 20th President of the United States, with his bookplate in each volume.
This compilation of transcripts of the primary documents of State Department correspondence sheds light on the United States’ international relations immediately following the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln. When these volumes were published, the future President James A. Garfield was serving in Congress as a Representative from Ohio.
A fine, handsome association copy, with distinguished presidential provenance.