Boston, MA: A.. M. Thayer & Co, 1892. First Edition. thick 8vo., 1154pp.,  ads; VG; bound in tan cloth with black leather panel with gilt lettering on front board, brown label with gilt on spine; dull gilt edges to text block; slight age-toning to pages; SIGNED by Butler on third free endpaper, with typed letters reading "Hon. W. B. Cockran, / Compliments of / [signature] / Boston, Feb. 10, 1892; with ex-libris bookplate of W. Bourke Cockran on ffep; Bourke Cockran, 1854-1923, was an Irish-American politician who served multiple terms as a United States Representative from New York. In 1895, Cockran introduced her 20-year-old son, Winston Churchill, to American high society during Churchill's first trip to New York. Years later, as British prime minister, Churchill credited Cockran as his first political mentor and the chief role model for his own success as an orator [wikipedia]; shelved case 5. Dupont. (Inventory #: 9-17-1283203)
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