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Vintage LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA BOOK FIRST EDITION Signed Louis Gottschalk Bicentennial Leather Silk

One of the original first edition copies of Lafayette in America, produced in 1976 for the American Bicentennial.

We are overjoyed to present this limited first edition copy of Lafayette in America, signed by author Louis Gottschalk. Leather bound with silk appointments, this book comes with a first edition certificate of authenticity. Copy number AK891, this book is one of only 294 random copies were reserved by the book's publisher, l'Esprit de Lafayette Society, for presentation to libraries, museums, and select citizens.

There are 6 lithographic plates of maps that have been copied from the original documents and have been approved by the United States National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Loosely inserted within the book is a Certificate of First Edition, signed by Richard Poe (in charge of the binding) and dated March 24, 1976.

The book is 458 pages long, with a thickness of 3 inches. It is 9 1/4 inches high and 6 1/4 inches wide. Total weight is 4 pounds 6 ounces.

Obviously well taken care of the book's inside and outside covers, as well as the binding, are in fine condition. The fore edge has some minor dirt and foxing, but this does not affect the interior of the pages themselves. Similarly, the goldn ornamentation on the outside covers and spine show little if any wear at all.

For rare book collectors, this limited first edition with certificate is a hard deal to pass up.

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Item Dimensions

Height Width Depth Diameter Weight

9 1/4"

6 1/4"



4 lb.


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