The President's House, William Seale

Seale, William. The President’s House. Washington DC: White House Historical Association, 1986. Two-volume set with slipcover.

This two-volume set of The President’s House by the historian, William Seale, takes the reader through the various stages and history of the White House. The author remarks on the physical changes and uses as well as the human aspect of being a home to the presidential family. From George Washington to George H. W. Bush, Seale discusses the politics, etiquette, architecture, cuisine, etc. and how it transformed throughout the years.


Overall good condition. Both books have green boards with gilt embossed depictions of the north doorway of the White House. The binding on both volumes are loose with one small tear each at the top of the spine. Volume II has one small accretion on the back. Otherwise, all pages are present, clean, and without damage.

The matching green slipcase is in good condition. The front features a print of the 1793 facade of the White House. Some staining on the inside where the books slide in and out.

Dimensions: 10” H x 6.5” W x 4.5” D (with slipcase)

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