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Lot #253
James Buchanan

Publishing the first-ever presidential memoir

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Publishing the first-ever presidential memoir

ALS, one page both sides, 6.25 x 8, August 18, 1865. Letter to his former secretary, Adam J. Glossbrenner, in part: "The Appletons have promised to send me five corrected copies as the printing progresses; but this is very slow. I have but 70 or 80 pages as yet of corrected proof & only one copy…James F. Shurek has been over here for two days & has read the manuscript. He is to prepare a review for the New York World…P.S. I shall write again at the first moment I can send you any corrected proofs." In very good to fine condition, with splitting along the hinge, and several vertical folds. In 1866, Buchanan published the first-ever presidential memoir through New York's D. Appleton and Company, titled Mr. Buchanan’s Administration on the Eve of Rebellion.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #529 - Ended June 13, 2018

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