Signed first edition of Fifty Years of Public Service by Shelby M. Cullom, former Governor and Senator of Illinois.
Octavo, xi, , 467pp. Three-quarter brown morocco with brown cloth boards, gilt ruling on covers. Title in gilt on spine, five raised bands with gilt-ruled compartments. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Stated “Published October, 1911” on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to spine and corners, faint toning to fore edge. A near fine example. Complete with 21 illustrated plates, including frontispiece portrait. Signed on the half-title by Senator Cullom.
Senator Shelby M. Cullom (1829-1914) represented Illinois from 1883-1913 and served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference from 1911-1913. Earlier in his career, Cullom was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1865-1871 and Governor of Illinois from 1876-1883.