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MARTIN, Ralph G.

A Man for All People: Hubert H. Humphrey.

Captions and commentary by Hubert H. Humphrey. Introduction by Adlai E. Stevenson III.

Published: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1968

Stock code: 50240

Price: £125

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First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Humphrey on the front free endpaper “To William T. Buckley with best wishes, Hubert Humphrey”. Buckley was a member of the Democratic Party, the District Attorney of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a delegate to the 1968 Democratic convention. Inserted is a typed letter on Vice Presidential stationery that is dated August 9, 1968 and signed by Humphrey. It describes the book and explains that “We do not want to overload you with all sorts of campaign literature. We shall try to be selective, bringing to your attention only that which is relevant to and helpful in making your decision as to the nominee of the Party.” It was at the 1968 convention that Humphrey was selected as the party’s presidential candidate, while in the streets thousands of anti-war protesters clashed violently with the police and National Guard.

Large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in white, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout. Very slight bump to top corner. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed, price-clipped jacket.

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