First edition of My Memoir by Edith Bolling Wilson. Octavo, 386pp. Red cloth, gilt title on spine, title in gilt on front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publishers dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, heavy reinforcements at hinges, tape repair on back panel. Previous ownership inscription and bookplate on front endpaper.
Comments: Edith Bolling Wilson was the second wife of Woodrow Wilson, marrying in 1915 during his first term as President. After President Wilson suffered a stroke, she took an active role in managing his schedule and flow of communications. In this memoir, she claims that she played a role in the “stewardship” of his administrations, while other historians have asserted that she took control of the Executive Branch of government.