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The Public Papers Of Grover Cleveland

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First edition of The Public Papers of Grover Cleveland: Twenty-Second President of the United States, inscribed by President Grover Cleveland to James C. Carter of New York.

Quarto, vii, [1], 578pp, [9]. Stamped brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Wear to tips of spine, fraying of cloth. Solid text block, internally clean.

Inscribed on the front flyleaf by former President Grover Cleveland after leaving office for the first time. Inscription reads: “James C. Carter from Grover Cleveland / May 10, 1892.” A scarce signed book from the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.

James C. Carter (1827-1905) was a New York lawyer, appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to present United States claims at the Bearing Sea tribunal, shortly before this book was inscribed by Cleveland. The Bearing Sea tribunal met the following year in Paris. This work details the principle writings and speeches of the first Cleveland Administration from 1885-1889, published by the Government Printing Office in 1889. A companion volume with the same title covers the second Cleveland Administration, from 1893-1897, published in 1897. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) began his unlikely rise to the presidency as the Mayor of Buffalo. Within two years of taking office, he would be nominated for the governorship of New York. He would gain national notoriety for fighting political corruption, specifically at Tammany Hall in New York City. President Cleveland would go on to serve the only nonconsecutive presidential terms in history, serving from 1885-1889, then again from 1893-1897. After leaving office, the former president indulged his lifelong passions for sports and writing.

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