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  • First Edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft's biography; signed by both her and William Howard Taft

    TAFT, Helen Herron (William Howard Taft).

    Recollections of Full Years.

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914.

    First edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft’s autobiography, the first autobiography published by a First Lady of the United States. Octavo, original cloth gilt, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Taft, with numerous illustrations. Signed by both William Howard Taft and First Lady Helen Herron Taft on the front free endpaper. In very good condition. Exceptionally rare, not only signed by the First lady of the United States to publish an autobiography, but by both Mrs. and President Taft.

    Price: $6,800.00     Item Number: 95234

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  • First edition of Letters of Feodora Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg From 1828 to 1872; inscribed by Queen Victoria

    [QUEEN VICTORIA],.

    Letters of Feodora Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg From 1828 to 1872.

    London: Spottiswoode & Co, 1874.

    Rare first edition of the collected letters of Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Queen Victoria’s half-sister. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Queen Victoria on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Arthur Phelps from Victoria Reg Sept. 5 1874.” Princess Feodora was Queen Victoria’s maternal half-sister, and lived with the young Victoria at Kensington palace. Twelve years younger than Feodora, Victoria was devoted to her elder sister, and they continued to correspond throughout their lives. In near fine condition with rubbing to the extremities. Rare. 

    Price: $3,000.00     Item Number: 117104

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  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s This I Remember; Warmly Inscribed By Her

    ROOSEVELT, Eleanor.

    This I Remember.

    New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.

    First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Margaret with love & good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good that is lightly chipped along the top edge.

    Price: $2,200.00     Item Number: 5552

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  • First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s This I Remember; Signed By Her

    ROOSEVELT, Eleanor.

    This I Remember.

    New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.

    First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. George London from Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient George London was a concert and operatic bass-baritone. After performing widely with tenor Mario Lanza and soprano Frances Yeend as part of the Bel Canto Trio in 1947–48, London was engaged by the Vienna State Opera, where he scored his first major success in 1949. In 1950, he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $975.00     Item Number: 119172

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