First Edition of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1920-1933 The Cabinet and The Presidency; Signed by Him
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1920-1933 The Cabinet and The Presidency.
Item Number: 73217
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1951.
First edition of Hoover’s Presidential memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.
"It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality....His book is genuinely historic" (Newsweek).
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“Words without actions are the assassins of idealism": First Edition of Herbert Hoover's Memoirs: The Great Depression; Inscribed by Him
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the foot of the spine and extremities.
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends": First Editions of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Each Signed by President Hoover
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941: Three Volume Complete Set.
New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952.
First editions of each volume in the Hoover’s memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Herbert Hoover. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. Includes an original photograph of Hoover with his Belgian shepherd King Tut. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and inscribed and in the first printing.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942.
First edition of Hoover’s look at the impact of World War I. Octavo, original gray cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. W.C. Van Antwerp with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient was the wife of well-known New York Stock Exchange member William Clarkson Van Antwerp Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing.
"Our system has at all times had to contend with internal encroachments upon liberty": First edition of Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty; Inscribed by Him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
First edition of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Hon. Menalcus Lankford, with kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient, Menalcus Lankford was a fellow Republican who served as a United States Representative from Virginia. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1962.
First edition of this collection of Hoover’s letter from boys and girls. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To ____ ______ Merry Christmas Happy New Year and from Herbert Hoover.” Edited by William Nichols. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Rupert Finegold.
New York: Scribners and Van Nostrand and Stanford University Press, 1938-1955.
Signed and inscribed set of President Hoover’s famed addresses given upon the American Road. Octavo, 7 volumes. Each volume is inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Volume one is inscribed, “To my good friend Lewis Stevens from Herbert Hoover.” Volume 2, “Same as volume I with affection Herbert Hoover.” Volume 3, “Same as first and second volumes plus more affection Herbert Hoover.” Volume 4, “What more do you want? Herbert Hoover. Volume 5, “This one marks the last of the least but has the spirit of the other four volumes H.H.” Volume 5, “This is the next to the last. You would never read this far. Therefore no……….to you is needed Herbert Hoover.” Volume 7, “This is the last volume so far published. These could be more any adult education. Affectionately Herbert Hoover. Each are in near fine condition and each are first editions, first printings, with the exception of volume one. Rare and desirable signed.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.