Signed first edition of Keeping Faith by President Jimmy Carter.
Octavo, xiv, , 622pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. First edition, third printing with matching number line on copyright page. Paired with a cloth slipcase. In publisher’s dust jacket, with $22.50 on front flap, light sunning to spine, bright colors and illustrations. Inscribed by former President Jimmy Carter on library bookplate to Senator Russell B. Long of Louisiana.
“Senator Long is one of the shrewdest legislative tacticians who has ever lived. He’s a shrewd negotiator, and I like him.” (Jimmy Carter Diary, April 21, 1977)
Senator Russell B. Long (1918-2003) was the senior Senator from Louisiana from 1948-1987, serving as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years. His influence in the Senate lead some to call him the “fourth branch of government.”