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Item 7070 - William H. Taft Signed Book: 'Popular Government' Catalog 1008 (May 2020)

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Signed book: Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence and Its Perils. First edition, first printing of 2000 copies. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1913. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth with gilt spine titling, 5.25 x 7.75, 283 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "For Lessing Rosenthal, with the best wishes of one who strayed into academic shades for a while, Wm. H. Taft, Dec. 27th. 1921." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with tape to a small tear to the left edge near the gutter, and a crease to the right side of the signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. Accompanied by Rosenthal's retained carbon copy of a letter sent to Taft. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

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