First Edition of Calvin Coolidge's Have Faith in Massachusetts; Inscribed by Him
Have Faith in Massachusetts: A Collection of Speeches and Messages.
Item Number: 30059
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1919.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Calvin Coolidge on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Rare in the first printing and signed.
Have Faith In Massachusetts includes documents, among them a telegram to Samuel Gompers, relating to the 1919 Boston police strike, during which Coolidge “upheld the city police commissioner’s decision to deprive the striking officers of their jobs… [and declared], ‘There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.’ This [event] brought him national attention and overwhelming reelection as governor that fall” (ANB).