From the Library of President James A. Garfield
Vingut’s Ollendorff’s New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the Spanish Language.
Garfield, James A.) Vingut's Ollendorff.$3,200.00
Item Number: 58003
New York: George Lockwood, 1853.
From the library of President James A. Garfield. Signed on the front free endpaper with the ownership signature, “J. A. Garfield, M.C.” Garfield’s personal bookplate, “Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield,” is on the front pastedown. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box.
Garfield always had a strong interest in languages and scholarship. After graduating from Williams College in 1856, he returned to Hiram College—where he began his education—as professor of ancient languages. In 1857 he was named president of the school. It is likely that this particular book came into his possession during this time.