Advise and Consent First Edition

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  • "ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST GRIPPING POLITICAL NOVELS OF OUR ERA": First Edition of Advise and Consent; Inscribed by Allen Drury to United States Senator Joseph S. Clark

    DRURY, Allen.

    Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics.

    New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.

    First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Senator Clark with best regards Allen Drury.” The recipient Joseph S. Clark, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1969. He previously served as the 116th Mayor of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956. While in the Senate, Clark earned a reputation as a strong supporter of civil rights and congressional reform. He sponsored the Manpower Development and Training Act and the Area Redevelopment Act. An excellent example with some toning and rubbing in a very good first issue dust jacket with the $5.75 price and Doubleday imprint on the spine. Jacket painting by Arthur Shilstone. A very nice association, uncommon in the first edition and signed.

    Price: $2,800.00     Item Number: 29018

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  • First Edition of Advise and Consent; Inscribed by Allen Drury to United States Senator Richard Byrd

    DRURY, Allen.

    Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics.

    New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.

    First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Senator Byrd with friendship and best regards Allen Drury.” The recipient, Richard Byrd was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd also served as a U.S. Representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959. He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history; he was the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress until surpassed by Representative John Dingell of Michigan; he was the last remaining member of the U.S. Senate to have served during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower; and he was the last remaining member of Congress to have served during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Byrd is also the only West Virginian to have served in both chambers of the state legislature and both chambers of Congress. Good in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket painting by Arthur Shilstone. A very nice association, uncommon in the first edition and signed.

    Price: $2,500.00     Item Number: 119883

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