Octavo, two volumes, x, 421pp (Vol.1), x, 449pp (Vol.2). Faux blue leather, title in gilt on spine, raised bands, decorative gilt on covers. Top edge gilt, uncut edges. Publishers slipcase, with matching limitation number, repaired seam along top. Signed on limitation page by Newton D. Baker and author Frederick Palmer, this being number 467 of 996 signed sets.
Comments: Newton D. Baker (1871-1937) served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland and Secretary of War from 1916-1921. His service and Secretary of War was during WWI, where he presided over the US military participation in the war. He notably selected John J. Pershing to head the American Expeditionary Forces. After leaving government, he was a principle litigator in the case Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Company, which established precedent for the constitutionality of zoning laws. In 1932 he was a candidate for President of the United States, but the convention chose Franklin D. Roosevelt.