THE PRESIDENCY — “ITS DUTIES, ITS POWERS, ITS OPPORTUNITIES AND ITS LIMITATIONS”
BY WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM
TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. (1857-1930). Twenty-seventh President of the United States (1909-13) and tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1921-30); only person to have held both offices, His book: The Presidency — “Its Duties, Its Powers, Its Opportunities and Its Limitations, Three Lectures by William Howard Taft”. Boldly inscribed by him on the front free-endpaper: “For J.B. McGhee / with best wishes / Wm. H. Taft / Jan[uary]y 30, 1921”. New York, 1916. First edition. Charles Scribner’s Son’s. Dark blue cloth covered boards, 145 pages, octavo. Title in gilt on spine and front panel. Top edge gilt. Almost no sign of wear, in extremely fine condition. A difficult title to find, let alone inscribed. A choice item for the collector of signed Presidential books.