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I have a copy of the book "Lafayette in America" by Louis Gottschalk. It is signed by the author and in in prime condition having never been read. I believe it to be the only one of the 996 copies and is described as a "First Edition." It is hand bound in top grain buffalo leather by the publisher, I'Spirit de Lafayette Society. My copy of the book is certified by the publisher to be a "LImited First Edition of which two hundred ninety four copies were bound with silk appointments and ornamentation in pure

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24-karat gold and dated July 30,19i76 by Richard Poe. Contact me to see the book by calling my cell at(###) ###-####or my house phone at(###) ###-####.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

See the following image. It shows a copy of your book at a retail pricing of $499.99

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"L'Esprit de Lafayette Society October 17, 1975, Arveyres, France, 1975. Leather_bound. Condition: New. First Bicentennial Edition. LCCN:76-361768. [4to] 184.364.458p. ill.(sepia. [6] fold. leaves of plates_ maps ) appendixes. indexes. Embossed camel colored genuine buffalo leather cover, Top of textblock in 24-karat gold gilt with crimson moire, fabric lined end papers; and stitched in french flag ribbon page holder. Certificate of First Edition Laid in, signed by the binder, Richard Poe who is also acknowledged in the colophon which precedes the title page. Flat Signed by Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk on the title page above dediction: "In Honor of the Bicentenial Anniversay of the establishment of the United States of America, this first combined edition was printed at the behest of L'Esprit de Lafayette Society of France in the limit of a single collectors printing of which this copy #AJ328." The Edition combines three works by Louis Gottschalk and originally published by the University of Chicago Press,"

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