1984. Hardcover. SIGNED. 372pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Beige buckram with gilt stamped titles and a gilt stamped floral vignette on the front cover. Very good. The covers are slightly soiled, and there are multiple very tiny stains on the bottom edge of the front cover. The edges of the covers are very lightly bumped. There is a very small smudge stain on the dedication page. Item #27136
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. From the Preface- "My story is written mainly for my descendants. Beyond telling them the facts and events that have taken place in my life, I also want my thoughts and philosophy known, so they can feel as though they really knew me. These thoughts I have written simply and sincerely."