Lot 16 of 395:
From the White House library of Chester A. Arthur  

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The North American Review. Vol. CXXXVII - Chester A. Arthur's copy, with his bookplate

Rice, Allen Thorndike

New York




[ii], 627 pp. (8vo) red half morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, all edges red.

With a rare bookplate of Chester A. Arthur, likely from his White House library  given the date of the book. Presidential bookplates are documented in two well-known studies, A.S.W. Rosenbach's "The Libraries of Presidents of the United States and Stephen Koschal's "Collecting Books and Pamphlets Signed by the Presidents of the United States." Neither of those books illustrate this bookplate, though it is interesting to note the style is similar to the bookplate of Arthur's predecessor, President James A. Garfield. Most collections of Presidential books and bookplates have the better know Arthur bookplate that does not bear the Arthur name, instead illustrating the Arthur family crest with the phrase "Impelle Obstantia."

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Light wear to edges, hinges starting; near fine.

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