First edition of Mr. Garner Of Texas by Marquis James, inscribed by Vice President John Nance Garner. Octavo, 158pp. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Light wear at edges, intermittent toning to images. Frontispiece portrait of John Nance Garner opposite title page. Bookplate affixed to front endpaper. In scarce publishers first edition dust jacket, $1.50 retail price on front flap, toning to spine and some chipping at edges, bright cover illustrations. Inscribed by Vice President John Nance Garner on the front free end paper: “To Colonel Edward C. Johnson, A fine gentleman, a good American + my friend. With warm regards of his friend. January 18, 40. John Nance Garner.” A scarce signed book by the former speaker of the House of Representatives, 32nd vice president of the United States and democratic presidential candidate, John Nance Garner.
Comments: The recipient of this book, Colonel Edward C. Johnson, wrote the history of Marine Corps Aviation, titled “The Early Years: 1912-1940.”