Inscribed to Vice President George H.W. Bush, first edition of Islands of Maine: Where America Really Began by Bill Caldwell.
Octavo, , 241pp, . Light blue hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light sunning to edges, foxing along leaf ends. Solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, chipping to edges, light toning to spine, a very good example.
Inscribed on the half-title: “For the Vice President – Dear George, I hope this book, on the Islands of Maine, which you know + love so well, will give you a few moments of homesickness – and serenity – in your hectic life – Best wishes to you and to Barbara – Bill Caldwell – July ’81.” Provenance: From the Bush Family Estate in Kennebunkport, ME.