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Washington Through a Purple Veil

First Edition


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First edition of Washington Through a Purple Veil, inscribed by Representative Lindy Boggs, the wife of former House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, to fellow member of the House of Representatives, Bob Livingston.

Octavo, vii, 392pp. White hardcover, title printed on spine over cloth. Stated first edition on copyright page. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light shelf wear to covers, retail price on front flap. Inscribed by Lindy Boggs to Bob Livingston and his wife, Bonnie: “To Bonnie and Bob, Friends, sustainers, loving ‘children.’ With admiration and love, Lindy Boggs.” Includes a laid in note from Lindy to Bonnie Livingston, dated 2001.

Bob Livingston served in the House of Representatives from 1977-1999, becoming Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Representative Hale Boggs of Louisiana served in the House of Representatives from 1947 until his untimely death. He was House Majority Whip for many years, then Majority Leader from 1971-1973. Along with Representative Gerald R. Ford, Hale Boggs was asked to serve on the Warren Commission by President Lyndon Johnson. While campaigning in Alaska in 1972, Boggs’ plane disappeared and was never found. In a special election, Boggs’ wife Lindy was elected to fill his congressional seat and continued to serve as a Louisiana Representative until 1991.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Harcourt, Brace & Company


First Edition

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Boggs | Lindy [Rep. Bob Livingston Association]