WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT ~~ HIS BOOK: THE PRESIDENCY — “ITS DUTIES, ITS POWERS, ITS OPPORTUNITIES AND ITS LIMITATIONS” 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”.
A SCARCE, SIGNED COPY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ~~ AMERICA AND THE WORLD WAR PUBLISHED IN 1915, BEFORE THE UNITED STATES ENTERED THE CONFLICT OF WORLD WAR I
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; Vice President; Colonel of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. His book: America and the World War. Imprinted tan cloth covers. New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915. First edition.
HARVEY CUSHING, THE PIONEERING NEUROSURGEON, SIGNS AND INSCRIBES A COPY OF HIS: ”CONSECRATIO MEDICI AND OTHER PAPERS”
CUSHING, HARVEY (1869-1939) American neurosurgeon and pioneer of brain surgery. His book, Consecratio Medici and Other Papers. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1929. Fourth printing. Signed on front free end paper: ”With the sincere regards of Harvey Cushing.” Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering and blind embossed publisher’s device stamped at center of upper board. 276 pages, octavo.
THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ~~ MARCH 4, 1885, TO MARCH 4, 1889.” ~~ BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY HIM
CLEVELAND, GROVER. (1837-1908) 22nd and 24th President of the United States; elected President of the U.S. in 1884, the first Democrat to hold that office since the Civil War. ”THE PUBLIC PAPERS OF GROVER CLEVELAND, TWENTY-SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. MARCH 4, 1885, TO MARCH 4, 1889”. Signed and Inscribed by the President on the first blank end paper to: ”Mrs. Francis P. Kinnicutt / from / Grover Cleveland / May 17, 1890.” Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition.
EXCEEDINGLY–RARE SIGNED THEODORE ROOSEVELT “MINATURE” BOOK
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States; assumed the Presidency on the assassination of William McKinley. Byron Andrews’ book entitled: Facts About the Candidate. [Theodore Roosevelt]. Chicago: Sam Stone, publishers. 1904. Boldly Signed on the half title page: “Theodore Roosevelt”, probably as President. A miniature illustrated campaign biography of TR, designed for the U.S. Presidential Election of 1904.
CHURCHILL’S SPECIALLY BOUND COPY OF ‘THE END OF THE BEGINNING’
SIGNED BY HIM — AS WAR-TIME PRIME MINSTER — IN 1944
CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S. (1874-1965). British statesman and author; served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. His book: The End of the Beginning, ‘War Speeches by the Right Hon[orable] Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. – Compiled by Charles Eade’. 1943, Cassell and Company Ltd., London. First edition. Boldly Signed on front free endpaper: “Winston S. Churchill / 1944”, as Prime Minister.
A LAW BOOK FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON’S LIBRARY WITH HIS CLASSIC BOOK OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE — PURCHASED BY HIM IN 1775 FROM PEYTON RANDOLPH’S ESTATE AND ALMOST CERTAINLY REVIEWED BY HIM DURING HIS WRITING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. (1743-1826). Third President of the United States (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of Sir John Davies’”Le Premier Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolves adiudges en les Cours del Roy en Ireland, DUBLIN, Printed by John Franckton Printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie. Anno.1615.” The first book on Irish case law.