[Item #43307] My First Days in the White House. Huey Pierce LONG.

My First Days in the White House

Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (21cm); red textured cloth boards, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; frontispiece, [8],146,[6]pp; illus. Neat, contemporary owners name to front endpaper, crown gently nudged, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $1.50), spine-sunned and edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks to extremities, two small losses to crown, and two larger chips along upper edge of rear panel (none affecting lettering); Very Good.

Long's posthumously-published political fantasy, imagining a world in which he has won the 1936 Presidential race and begun instituting his populist reform agenda. Long-form fiction proved a perhaps over-elaborate vehicle for campaign propaganda (especially given Long's target audience), and My First Days in the White House did not sell well. Sales were no doubt further curtailed as a result of Long's assassination in September of 1935, one month after formally announcing his Presidential ambitions. Attractive copies are uncommon.

Price: $650.00

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