President's Day Reads

Our stores see a wide variety of unusual and rare editions related to Presidents of the United States. Here are a few highlights that will be of great interest to booklovers and collectors of Presidential history everywhere.

Life of George Washington

by Washington Irving

Five Volumes. G. P. Putnam & Co., 1856

Our Tukwila, WA store presents a nice five-volume set, Washington Irving's biography of our 1st President. These books show some wear but are still beautiful examples of fine craftsmanship. $400

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George and Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story

by Ellie LeBlond Sosa, signed

First Edition. Down East, 2018

Presented by our Flagship store in Dallas, TX, this copy of the loving tribute to the recently departed Bush couple is signed by the author, their granddaughter. George Bush was our 41st President. $40

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This America: Portrait of A Nation

by Lyndon B Johnson, signed


First Edition. Ridge Press/ Random House, 1966

A very nice copy of this increasingly scarce book is at our North Lamar store in Austin, TX. It’s signed by our 36th President on the front free-endpaper. $500

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The President’s House

by William Seale

White House Historical Association, 1986

This beautiful two-volume set comes courtesy of our Flagship store in Dallas, TX. Set is nestled in a slipcase, is in Fine condition and was inscribed by the author in 1987. $200

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Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio

by Lou Cannon


Easton Press, 2001

Our Ridgmar store in Fort Worth, TX offers this nice collection of documents and photos from 40th President Reagan's life, in Fine condition. $125

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Bill Clinton in the White House

by John F. Harris

Easton Press, 2008

Our Ridgmar store in Fort Worth, TX also has this nice copy of a book on our 42nd President from the Easton Press Library of the Presidents Collection. $150

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The Soul of Ann Rutledge: Abraham Lincoln's Romance

by Bernie Babcock


Reprint. Grosset and Dunlap, c. 1920

Our Maplewood, MN store offers something a little different about our 16th President. $10

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The Life of Andrew Jackson: Major General in the Service of the United States

by John Reid; John Henry Eaton

M. Carey and Son, 1817

Our Flagship store in Dallas, TX presents this rebound early biography of our 7th President. It features a frontispiece and four folding maps and is in nice condition, considering its age. $500

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Meet Thomas Jefferson

by Marvin Barrett


A Random House Step-Up Book, 1967

This well-preserved children’s book is located in Dallas, TX at our Flagship store. It features facts about our 3rd President with illustrations by Angelo Torres. $10

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The Virtues of Aging

by Jimmy Carter, signed


First Edition. Ballantine Books, 1998

This signed copy of the prolific 39th President’s book on aging comes from our Frisco, TX store. $125

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Reluctant First Lady

by Lorena Hickok, signed


First Edition. Dodd, Mead, 1962

We’re also including one of our great First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of our 32nd President. This biography by her close companion, Lorena Hickok, is inscribed by the author to her partner, Federal Court Judge Marion Harron. A wonderful association copy! $150

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Presidents of the United States

by Cornel Adam Lengyel


Golden Press, 1964

Our Flagship store in Dallas, TX has this children’s book, a De Luxe Golden Book with more than 150 illustrations. $10

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