Twice signed first edition of All In One Lifetime by James F. Byrnes, former Secretary of State, Governor of South Carolina and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Octavo, x, , 432pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in silver on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light sunning to top edge of cloth, faint offsetting to endpapers, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, touch of rubbing to spine, bright illustrations. This copy is signed by Byrnes on a tipped-in flyleaf and inscribed on the front free endpaper. A near fine example.
James F. Byrnes (1882-1972) is one of the few politicians to serve in all three branches of the American federal government. He served as the 49th U.S. Secretary of State (1945-1947), an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1941-1942), the Governor of South Carolina (1951-1955), a U.S. Senator (1931-1941) and a U.S. House Representative (1911-1925).