This is a rare book collection titled- A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, complete in 10 volumes. Written by Richardson, James D.
U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1896-99, 1896. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very Good Brown cloth over boards; blind stamped rules and designs on covers; gilt stamped titles on spine; tissue-guarded frontispieces; signed portrait of each president. Clean, square covers and spine; scuffing on covers; rubbing at spine ends; boards loose on Vol 9&10; all vols tightly bound on the inside; clean interiors - rarely used. Index for whole in vol 10. Inaugural and other speeches and messages to Congress, etc. of Presidents Washington through McKinley. Vol 1 includes: Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution with amendments 1 - 15. 8vos, 6974 total pp.