Signed first edition of The Cause is Mankind by Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Octavo, ix, 172pp. Blue cloth, title stamped on spine in gilt. Stated “second printing” on copyright page. Orange endpapers. Book appears unread, light wear to cloth at spine. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, closed tears with archival repair on verso, a near fine example. Signed on the front free endpaper: “My best wishes, Hubert H. Humphrey.” A scarce signed copy in a bright dust jacket.
Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978) served as the 38th Vice President of the United States, during the Johnson Administration. He was the Democratic Senator from Minnesota from 1949-1964, and again from 1971-1978. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1968, losing to Richard Nixon. He was known as a staunch liberal in the United States Senate, but was admired by colleagues from across the political spectrum. He died from cancer in 1978.