From the personal library of the author, the first edition of Beyond Civil Rights by Hubert H. Humphrey.
Octavo, [x], 193pp. Black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed blue. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 retail price on front flap, light wear to corners, shelf wear, a near fine example. From Hubert H. Humphrey’s personal library, with previous ownership stamp to front free endpaper.
Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978) served as the 38th Vice President of the United States, during the Johnson Administration. He was the Democratic Senator from Minnesota from 1949-1964, and again from 1971-1978. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1968, losing to Richard Nixon. He was known as a staunch liberal in the United States Senate, but was admired by colleagues from across the political spectrum. He died from cancer in 1978.