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EUGENE J. MCCARTHY - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 07/23/1975 - HFSID 226071

EUGENE McCARTHY. Comprises: (1) Book inscribed and signed: "To Mr & Mrs Ed Heller/with congratulations/Eugene McCarthy/July 23, 1975/their 50th Wedding Anniversary" on half-title page, 100p, 7¼x10¼, hardcover. His book, Other Things and the Aardvark, Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Sale Price $288.00

Reg. $320.00

Condition: fine condition
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EUGENE McCARTHY. Comprises: (1) Book inscribed and signed: "To Mr & Mrs Ed Heller/with congratulations/Eugene McCarthy/July 23, 1975/their 50th Wedding Anniversary" on half-title page, 100p, 7¼x10¼, hardcover. His book, Other Things and the Aardvark, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York: 1970. First Edition after a Limited Edition of 250 copies.From the Preface, in part: "This book is a tribute to American poets like Robert Lowell, William Stafford, Reed Whittemore, James Dickey, Philip Booth, and the many others who have written of this country and its people; to poets who have gone beyond the 'known' and the 'certain' into the 'terra terribilia' in the search for truth." No dust jacket. Corners of covers and spine are slightly bent. Book is internally sound. (2) ALS: "Eugene McCarthy", 1p, 5½x8½, affixed to inside front cover. No place, 1973 August 28. To "Dear Dennis". In full: "I have autographed the Rockwell Pictures as you requested - and was proud to do so - the Presidential question is a large one -- I am partial to Truman - among the Post Roosevelt Presidents best wishes". Lightly rippled from mounting, light show through of mounting glue at blank corners. Light pencil erasures at upper margin. Fine condition. (3)Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Evan Wilson/best wishes/Eugene McCarthy". B/w, 6¾x9¼, affixed to first flyleaf. Minor suface smudges (not evident head on). Fine condition. (4)Commemorative Cover signed: "Eugene McCarthy", 6½x3¾, affixed to dedication page. Honoring the birthday of Azusa, California, "The Canyon City", 13-cent Spirit of 76 stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked Azusa, California, July 4, 1976. Fine condition. Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916-2005), a U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 1959-1971, later sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1968, running as an anti-Vietnam War candidate. His defeat of President Johnson in the March New Hampshire primary led to New York Senator Robert Kennedy's candidacy and Johnson's decision not to seek reelection on March 31st. At the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago, August 26-29, 1968, incumbent Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey won the presidential nomination on the first ballot with 1,761¾ votes to McCarthy's 601 and South Dakota Senator George McGovern's 67½. At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, McCarthy received two votes; the nomination went to McGovern on the first ballot. Four items.
 
 
 

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