First edition of Russell J. Ferguson’s Early Western Pennsylvania Politics, inscribed by Harry S. Truman to a local congressman.
Octavo, vii, 300pp. Blue-gray cloth, title in gilt on spine. First edition with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Some shelf wear, especially at spine. Blindstamp on last page from previous owner. In publishers dust jacket, lightly soiled from handling, toning to spine, some chipping at top edge, otherwise very good. Inscribed by President Harry S. Truman on the front free endpaper to Congressman James G. Fulton, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1945-1971. Inscription reads: “To Cong. Fulton with kindest regards. Harry Truman.”
Congressman Jim Fulton represented Pennsylvania’s 31st congressional district, which existed from 1903-1953, which was located primarily around Pittsburgh (Western Pennsylvania).