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.
SUPERB LETTER FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT COMMENTING ON HENRY CABOT LODGE’S ADVICE TO HIM & HIS ROLE BEHIND THE SCENES IN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS — AS HIS OWN POLITICAL FUTURE IS IN FRONT OF HIM T.R. NOTES HE WAS CAUTIONED THAT: “I MUST NOT TAKE AN OPEN PART IN POLITICS”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE (1858-1919) President of the United States. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt.” Three full pages, octavo. Washington D.C. No date. [but from the handwriting and content we are assigning an approximate date of late 1891 /early 1892, while TR was serving on the US Civil Service Commission].
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.
JAMES MONROE WRITES A DEMAND ORDER ~~ DRAWN ON THE BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $200
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Autograph Document Signed, ”Jas Monroe”, as Secretary of State under James Madison. One page oblong narrow octavo [7 x 2½ inches] [Washington], April 18, 1814. Small missing piece at bottom border, unobtrusive cancellations to the signature, as commonly done in the time period.
CHESTER A. ARTHUR ~~ AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED ENGRAVING OF THE WHITE HOUSE, PROBABLY SIGNED AS PRESIDENT
ARTHUR, CHESTER A. (1829-1886) 21st President of the United States. Handsome engraved vignette of the front approach to the Executive Mansion showing numerous people and carriages in the wide drive. Boldly signed, ”Chester A. Arthur,” on the wide lower margin, probably as President. Circa 1883.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~~ PENS A WAR-DATE ENDORSEMENT IN FAVOR OF HIS FRIEND, SIMEON FRANCIS, IN WHOSE PARLOR LINCOLN ONCE COURTED HIS FUTURE WIFE – MARY TODD
ABRAHAM, LINCOLN (1809-1865) President of the United States. Choice, apparently unpublished, nine line, War-date Autograph Endorsement Signed, “A. Lincoln.” One page, quarto. No place. “July 11, 1861.”