The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929. Third trade edition. Hardcover. 247 pages. Signed by the author. Hardcover, in very good condition with a good jacket. The book has a slight forward lean, small bubbling of the cloth along the joints, a previous owner's dated name and inscription ("L'Education, encore l'education, tourjours l'education." and below that "Esprit de suite.") on half-title page, and a slight separation between the fifth and sixth gatherings, with the text block generally remaining sound. The jacket has mild chipping along the top and bottom edges, a small light-brown stain at the top of the rear panel, a one-inch closed tear at the foot of the spine, a two-inch split from the bottom edge at the front spine fold, and a five-inch split from the bottom at the front flap fold. The jacket is enclosed in a clear, archival-quality, removable protective cover that holds together the tears on the jacket quite well. Despite the flaws, the book and jacket are fairly sharp and attractive. Item #837

A quite readable book, published soon after he left office, in which he discusses his boyhood in Vermont, his education, local and state politics in Massachusetts, and his vice presidency and presidency. This copy is inscribed by the author in blue ink on the recto of the frontispiece, "Cordially/Calvin Coolidge". The book was also published in a signed, limited edition of 1,000 copies in slipcases; signed, jacketed trade-edition copies are less common.

Price: $1,250.00

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