“Words without actions are the assassins of idealism": First Edition of Herbert Hoover's Memoirs: The Great Depression; Inscribed by Him
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1929-1941 The Great Depression.
Item Number: 28060
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.
"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).
Other Books by this Author
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.
"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.
"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.
First Edition of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1920-1933 The Cabinet and The Presidency; Signed by Him
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.
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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
“The law is whatever is successfully argued and plausibly maintained": First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Signed by Ron Chernow
New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.
First edition of this landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Ron Chernow on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Gabriele Wilson.
“IT IS THE CONSTANT AND UNDYING HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT THAT MAKES GOLF SO EXQUISITELYWORTH PLAYING”: First Edition of Bernard Darwin's Green Memories; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.
First edition of the first volume of the author’s autobiographical trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with several plates from photographs, including frontispiece portrait of the author. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Examples in the original dust jacket are rare.
First Edition of Jerome Travers' The Fifth Estate: Twenty Years of Golf; In the Rare original Dust Jacket
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some small chips and tears. Illustrated with plates from photographs.