FORMER PRESIDENT AND FUTURE CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT BOLDLY INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: ”OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS” , TO THE THEN SITTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT: — EDWARD WHITE! — AN ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY!
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); the only person to have held both offices. His scarce book: OUR CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND HIS POWERS. Boldly inscribed: For my friend / Edward White / Chief Justice of / the United States / Wm. H. Taft / with affectionate regard / and great respect / New Haven [Connecticut] June 19th 1916. First edition. Columbia University Press, 1916. Octavo maroon polished, finely ribbed cloth with gilt titles and emblematic shield of Columbia University Press, on front cover. 165 pages. Published as part of the Columbia University lectures, George Blumenthal foundation || Presidents — United States — Powers and duties series. This book represents a remarkable opportunity for the serious collector of Presidential Books to obtain not only an extremely scarce title to obtain signed, but one with a MAGNIFICENT association presentation inscription between two individuals who were to hold the Chief Judgeship of the U.S.! Very fine condition. One of our “Best of the Best” . ™