With Americans of Past and Present Days. Octavo, full bound blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. SIGNED and INSCRIBED First Edition of J. Jusserand, With Americans of Past and Present Days, the very first book to awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
AUTOGRAPHED and dated on the front endpaper,'It is impossible not to form / wishes for the American people / to reach the utmost prosperity / it is capable of. That people / is the hope of mankind. / (Turgot) / Jusserand / Dec. A very nice example of important book.
A collection of essays on French relations with the United States throughout its history with a large section on Rochambeau and the American Revolution. Jusserand was French ambassador to the United States during Teddy Roosevelt's Administration and a personal friend of the President; part of the "Tennis Cabinet". Binding square and nearly tight with only the slightest forward slope of text block.Original full bound blue cloth boards present with deep blue color and original vibrance. Near complete loss of gilt to spine and wear with mild fraying to head and foot. Very minimal rubbing to corners with only the slightest loss. Internally clean, bright and unmarked but for bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper verso with penned name under latter. Partial separation at front pastedown gutter. A very nice example of this important work. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "twobeesrarebooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.