Signed first edition, first printing of Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover.
Octavo, 374pp. Red cloth binding with gilt title on spine and front cover, facsimile signature in gilt over black. Solid text block, light wear to lower edge of covers. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $5.00 retail price on front flap, archival tape repair to verso, otherwise bright colors and illustrations. Signed on the front free endpaper: “Best Wishes, J. Edgar Hoover.”
J. Edgar Hoover was the longest serving Director of the FBI, serving under an unprecedented six presidents. This book was written in 1958, near the height of the communist scare in America.