Limited edition of Representative Government in the United States, signed by President William Howard Taft.
Octavo, [iii], 49pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine and front panel. Limitation statement on copyright notes that 500 copies of this book were printed with four hundred and seventy reserved for private distribution. Some wear to cloth at edges of spine. Previous ownership blind stamp on last page. The inscription reads: “For Dr. Edwin R. Hodge, M.D. in the __ of Yale and with best wishes. Wm. H. Taft. Washington, May 27th, 1926.”
The recipient of this book, Dr. Edwin R. Hodge served in the United States Medical Corps. He served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Uprising and World War I, where he achieved the rank of Major.