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Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, (1977). Hardcover. The Presidential Edition, issued without dustwrapper in a gold box (lacking here) and bound in full gilt-decorated green cloth made to resemble leather. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. A limited edition of Carter's first autobiography, first published in 1975 in a trade edition in dustwrapper when Carter was campaigning for the Presidency. SIGNED by the author "Best Wishes,/Jimmy Carter 4-83" on the front free endpaper. Above Mr. Carter's inscription the book is also SIGNED by his mother: "With good wishes/to you & your family--/Sincerely/Lillian Carter. 1/23/78" and as such is quite uncommon. The President's full signature also appears on the title page, but this is printed in every copy. Also on the bottom half of the front free endpaper is the owner's name and address dated 1977 before Jimmy and Lillian Carter signed the book. Offsetting to final text page from newspaper clipping with a small area of sticky adhesion opposite on the recto of the rear free endpaper. Minor bump lower front corner. Near Fine. Item #012120

Price: $400.00

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