Description: This 1885 edition of Chester A. Arthur’s State Papers includes a tipped-in signature of the former President. Half gilt-stamped brown leather with darker brown cloth over boards, all edges marbled, marbled end papers, frontispiece with tissue, 363 pages. 9 3/8” x 6 1/8”. Published in Washington. Includes the political letters, speeches, and writings of Chester A. Arthur, beginning with the letter in which he accepts the Republican nomination for Vice President (July 15, 1880), and ending with a message requiring the Senate to convene March 4, 1885 (February 27, 1885).
The signature of Chester A. Arthur, clipped from a check, has been affixed to one of the blank preliminary pages.
Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) became the twenty first President of the United States on March 19, 1881, succeeding the assassinated James A. Garfield. His one term as President is remembered for his advocacy and support of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act as well as his role in overseeing the rebirth of the United States Navy.
Condition: Covers worn at corners and along edges, cloth on covers rubbed, otherwise in very good condition with a clean interior and a large, bold signature.