Inscribed first edition of America’s First Crusade by former President Herbert Hoover.
Octavo, viii, 81pp. Light gray cloth, title printed in blue on spine and front cover. First edition with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. Solid text block, light glue remnants to rear cover. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $1.25 retail price on front flap, light wear, foxing to top edge, short closed tear to bottom of spine, bright illustrations. (Tracey, 7) Signed by President Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper: “To my good friend H. Preston Wolfe from Herbert Hoover and A Happy New Year (anyway).” A scarce first edition with a nice dust jacket.
The recipient of this copy, Harry Preston Wolfe (1873-1946), was an American businessman and banker. Wolfe helped found the Wear-U-Well Corporation, BancOhio Corporation, and Agriculture Lands, Inc. to support scientific farm research.