Signed book: Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers. First edition. NY: Columbia University Press, 1916. Hardcover bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering, 5.75 x 8, 165 pages. Signed on the first free end page in black ink, "Sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft, Dec. 30th 1916, New Haven." Autographic condition: fine, with some light toning and soiling to the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with bumped corners, slight sunning and wear at spine ends, a few spots to boards, the bookplate of noted bibliophile Frederick Skiff affixed to the front pastedown, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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