A first edition of The Challenge to Liberty by former President Herbert Hoover, inscribed to E.W. Libbey. Octavo, 212pp. Maroon cloth, gilt title on spine and cover, light toning to spine. First edition, with Scribner’s “A” on copyright page. No priority given for maroon cloth and blue cloth printings. In publishers first edition dust jacket, fine condition, $1.75 on front flap, bright illustrations. (Tracey, 005) Signed by former President Herbert Hoover on front end paper, with inscription: “To E.W. Libbey. With the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” Mr. Libbey served in the Department of Commerce, working closely with Hoover during his time as the secretary of commerce.