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    James Garfield Book Signed and Inscribed: The Political Destiny of Canada. While representing Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, the future president inscribes on a front free endpaper to Representative John Randolph Tucker, "To Hon. J. R. Tucker, Hoping that he may have this little prophetic book read to him during his absence from the House - and hoping he may return to us cum oculis sanis. I am Very Truly Yours, [signed] JA Garfield. Com[mittee] of Ways & Means, April 24, 1879." With publishers original green binding. Gilt lettering on front and spine. The book is authored by Goldwin Smith. Toronto: Willing & Williamson, 1878. Some wear and stains to covers. Foxing and age-toning to leaves. Half title page is separating at the lower edge.

    Garfield and Tucker served together on the Committee on Ways and Means. Less than two years after writing this, Garfield took the oath of office for the presidency. Six months later he fell victim to an assassin's bullet. Two years later, Tucker, a representative from Virginia, served as the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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