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AMERICA WAS PROMISES by  Archibald MacLeish - First Edition; First Printing - 1940 - from Antiquarian Book Shop (SKU: 38824)

AMERICA WAS PROMISES

AMERICA WAS PROMISES by  Archibald MacLeish - First Edition; First Printing - 1940 - from Antiquarian Book Shop (SKU: 38824)

AMERICA WAS PROMISES

by MacLeish, Archibald

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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About This Item

London: The Bodley Head. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A fine copy of this example from the Limited First Edition of only 500 copies in a nice price-clipped dust jacket. Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. During World War II, MacLeish assisted with the development of the new "Research and Analysis Branch" of the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. The operations of the Branch were overseen by Archibald MacLeish (Librarian of Congress) and William L. Langer. During the 1930s MacLeish was a great admirer of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his progressive policies. This book reflects MacLeish's developing liberal humanism, promoting the pursuit of freedom and communal solidarity to keep fascism at bay and to retain and exercise the principles upon which the United States was founded.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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Bookseller
Antiquarian Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
38824
Title
AMERICA WAS PROMISES
Author
MacLeish, Archibald
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Bodley Head
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1940
Keywords
American Freedom, Modern First Editions, Limited Editions, American Ideals
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions;

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Antiquarian Book Shop

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About Antiquarian Book Shop

At The Antiquarian Book Shop, located in Georgetown - an historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. we have been buying, selling & appraising rare, interesting and scholarly books in Georgetown for more than 30 years. Over those many years we have taken great pleasure from satisfying our customers' eclectic literary requirements in the shop and hope to continue in that tradition now that we have moved our operation on-line.Currently, our catalogued inventory includes about 4,000 books from the sixteenth century through the twentieth century in a variety of subject areas. Our stock comprises antiquarian books, collectible books and scholarly books, as well as a selection of antique prints and ephemera.The books listed here represent only a small portion of our total inventory. We are in the process of cataloguing the extensive holdings in our warehouse (15,000+ books) and hope to flesh out these pages over the months to come. Our new format allows us to expand & update our listings frequently. We have included images of many items listed to better convey their quality and condition.

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