First edition of William Howard Taft's Present Day Problems; signed and dated by him as Chief Justice
Present Day Problems: A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions.
Taft, William Howard.
Item Number: 96108
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by the 27th president and tenth Chief Justice of the United States. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page as Chief Justice of the United States, “William H. Taft Oct. 9th 1928. Washington D.C.” In very good condition with a light rubbing to the extremities. Small stamp to the front free endpaper and some faint staining to the front few pages. Rare and desirable signed by Taft as Chief Justice.
William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. He was elected president in 1908 as the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt and in 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed him to be Chief Justice. Present Day Problems includes Taft's Inaugural Address as Civil Governor of the Philippines, The Legislative Policies of the Present Administration, The Achievements of the Republican Party, and The Panic of 1907.