“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: 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.
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.
"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. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and inscribed and in the first printing.
First Editions of Herbert Hoover's American Individualism and America's First Crusade; Both Lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company/ Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922 & 1942.
First editions of two of Hoover’s most memorable works, both inscribed by him. American Individualism. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, “To Richard Emmett with kind regards Herbert Hoover.” In very good condition. With: American’s First Crusade. Octavo original grey cloth. Inscribed by the author, “To my good friend William Thorton with wishes for a Happy New Year (anyway) Herbert Hoover.” In very good condition. Both housed together in a custom half morocco clamshell chemise and box. A nice coupling, rare and desirable with such lengthy inscriptions by Hoover.
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.
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.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961.
First edition of the final autobiography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half title page. Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Copies of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography are rare signed and inscribed, as it was published only one year before her death. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper.” Near fine in a very good with a few small closed tears.
"It is an honor to serve with you in the Senate": First Edition of Dreams From Father; Lengthily Inscribed by Barack Obama
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1995.
First edition of this early memoir of the 44th President of the United States. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Barack Obama on the half-title page, “To Ant- It is an honor to serve with you in the Senate. Thanks for your friendship, counsel and support! Warm Regards, Barack Obama.” The recipient worked with Obama in the Senate. Examples are usually encountered with just a signature, association copies of this magnitude are rare. Fine in a fine dust jacket.