Lot #7018
James K. Polk Signed Book: 'Constitution of the United States of America: Rules of the House of Representatives'

Speaker Polk's copy of the Constitution of the United States of America: Rules of the House of Representatives, printed for the House by Thomas Allen
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Speaker Polk's copy of the Constitution of the United States of America: Rules of the House of Representatives, printed for the House by Thomas Allen

Signed book: Constitution of the United States of America: Rules of the House of Representatives, Joint Rules of the Two Houses and Rules of the Senate, with Jefferson's Manual. Washington: Thomas Allen, Printer to the House, 1937. Hardcover bound in elaborate bespoke morocco gilt- and blind-stamped binding with "James K. Polk, Speaker H. R." Stamped in the center of the upper board, six compartments within raised bands and elaborate gilt ruling on the spine, 6 x 9, 222 pages. Neatly signed on the title page in ink, "James K. Polk." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with moderate overall foxing to the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with significant edgewear and scuffing, moderate spotting and foxing throughout, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page.

James K. Polk was elected to the House in 1825 as a representative from Tennessee, remaining there until 1839; he served as Speaker of the House from 1835 through 1839. A significant volume containing crucial, foundational legislative documents of the United States. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Lawrence Miller Collection
  • Dates: #1008 - Ended May 21, 2020





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