R.B. HAYES’ SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B. (1822-1893). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-1881). Uncommon, and rather scarce “Message / of the / President of the United States / Returning to the House of Representatives / the / Bill Entitled ‘An Act Making Appropriations for the Support / of the Army for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, / 1880 and for other purposes.” – Dated “April 29, 1879. Washington: Government Printing Office / 1879”. Boldly signed in the top margin.
LANGSTON HUGHES INSCRIBES HIS: SIMPLE STAKES A CLAIM FOR DANISH PRIME MINISTER JENS OTTO KRAG
HUGHES, LANGSTON (1902-1967) American poet, novelist, playwright, and columnist. His book: Simple Stakes a Claim. Boldly Inscribed and Signed on front free-endpaper.
AN INSCRIBED COPY OF WOODROW WILSON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS.
WILSON, (THOMAS) WOODROW. (1856-1924). Twenty-eighth President of the United States (1913-21); professor and president at Princeton University. His first book: THE STATE — ELEMENTS OF HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL POLITICS. “The revised, first edition. 1898. Boston, D.C Heath & Co, Publishers”.
HERBERT HOOVER INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: THE PROBLEMS OF LASTING PEACE TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST ROUND TABLE TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION — HELEN J. SIOUSSAT
HOOVER, HERBERT (1874-1964) 31st President of the United States. His book: The Problems of Lasting Peace. Co-authored with Hugh Gibson. Inscribed and Signed on front free endpaper: “To Miss Helen T. Sioussat /with the good wishes / of Herbert Hoover.” Also Signed by the co-author, “Hugh Gibson” under Hoover’s inscription.
HERBERT HOOVER INSCRIBES HIS BOOK: AMERICA’S FIRST CRUSADE — TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST ROUND TABLE TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION — HELEN J. SIOUSSAT
HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964). Thirty-first President of the United States (1929-33). His book: AMERICA’S FIRST CRUSADE, boldly inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Miss Helen Sious[s]at / With wishes for a / Happy New Year / (any way) / Herbert Hoover”. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1942. Octavo, 81pp. First edition with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page.
FIRST EDITION PLAY SCRIPT FOR CHARLES DICKENS: NICHOLAS NICKLEBY — IN A FRENCH PERFORMANCE
[DICKENS, CHARLES.] (1812-1870). English novelist. Prosper DINAUX and Gustave LEMOINE, DRAMATISTS, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, OU LES MENDIANS DE LONDRES. Drame en Cinq Actes et Six Tableaux. Paris: La France Dramatique au Dix-neuvieme Siecle, 1842. Series edited by C. Tresse. Large octavo, original printed yellow wrappers. First Edition.
HUDSON MAXIM: “A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD IS TEETERING ON THE RIM AND VERGE OF … HELL.”
MAXIM, HUDSON (1853-1927) U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a range of explosives, including a high power smokeless gunpowder. The book: Capitalism vs. Bolshevism by George L. Walker Inscribed on front free endpaper: “To my friend Dr. W.R. Whitney with great regards and all best wishes for Christmas 1919 – a moment when the world is teetering on the rim and verge of … hell…”