Signed 60 - Franklin Library - Advise And Consent - Allen Drury -limited Edition
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Signed 60 - Franklin Library - Advise And Consent - Allen Drury -limited Edition:
-- Advise and Consent --
Pulitzer Prize winning - Allen Drury
Illustrated by Walt Spitzmiller
The Franklin Library
"Signed 60" Limited Edition
Signed by the Author
With protective tissue guard for the signature page
Beautiful Binding in Heavy Genuine Leather
Never Read - Satin Page Marker unmoved from publisher's placement
No writings, stamps, or nameplates from previous ownership
Offering from a pet and smoke-free home
Slight lightening to spine (photo1,2) - minor foxing to gilt (photo 3)
No Longer Available from the Publisher
Advise and Consent, is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner. A seminal work of political fiction, it is as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition that cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism that only an astute observer and insider can convey.
In his novels, Allen Drury penetrates the world’s stormiest political battleground—the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate—to reveal the bitter conflicts and controversial politics when opposing parties struggle for power, by any means necessary. His works are true epics showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists.
In late '43, Allen Drury was a 25-year old army veteran looking for work. A position as the US Senate correspondent for United Press International provided him not only with employment, but with insider knowledge of the Senate. In addition to fulfilling his duties as a reporter, he kept a journal of his views of the Senate & individual senators. In addition to the Senate personalities, his journal captured the events of the 78th & 79th Congresses.
Although written in the mid-40s, his diary was not published until '63. A Senate Journalfound an audience in part because of the great success of Advise & Consent, his '59 novel about the Senate's consideration of a controversial nominee for Secretary of State. His greatest success was Advise & Consent, which was made into a film in '62. The book was partly inspired by the suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester C. Hunt. It spent 102 weeks on the NY Times' best-seller list. Advise & Consentled to several sequels.
The Franklin Library "Signed 60" collection is widely considered to be one of the most spectacular and valuable of the Franklin Library or Easton Press collections. All titles in the 60 Signed Limited Editions series were privately printed between 1977 and 1982 and signed by the author. They are bound in genuine leather, with gilt page edges, 22k gold accents, and sewn-in bookmarks. As Franklin Library closed in 2000, all titles in the 60 Signed Limited Editions series are out of print with many considered very rare. This luxurious collection includes Tennessee Williams - Selected Plays, Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five, Jean-Paul Sartre - Five Plays, Truman Capote - Other Voices, Other Rooms, Joseph Heller - Catch 22, Robert Penn Warren - All the King's Men, and many more.
In addition to their gorgeous leather bindings, Franklin Library Press books are known for their interior illustrations. The Franklin Library commissioned fine art illustrations from known artists for many of their titles. These illustrations were commissioned to be used only for that particular Franklin Library book, and cannot be found anywhere else.
Exclusive Leather-Bound Collector's Edition
- Genuine Premium Leather
- Moire Silk Endsheets
- Permanent Satin Ribbon Page Marker
- 22-karat Gold Gilded Page Edges
- Archival 50 lb. Paper to Prevent Tanning
- Luxurious Spines Hubbed with Raised Ring
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