Hoover | Herbert

The Challenge To Liberty

First Edition | First Printing



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The “second copy” of The Challenge to Liberty, inscribed by President Herbert Hoover to his campaign publicist and biographer, David Hinshaw.

Octavo, 212pp. Red cloth, gilt title on spine and cover. First printing with “Scribner’s A” on copyright page. Solid text block, internally clean. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $1.75 on front flap, Scribner’s advertisement on back panel, chipping along rear hinge, bright illustrations. (Tracey, 005)

Signed by former President Herbert Hoover on front free endpaper: “The Second Copy – To it’s greatest contributor – Dave – from Herbert Hoover.”

This copy is inscribed to President Herbert Hoover’s campaign publicist, author, republican political operative, and fellow Quaker, David Hinshaw. David Hinshaw (1882-1953) oversaw campaign publicity for President Hoover’s 1928 presidential campaign. During the 1928 republican convention, Hinshaw reportedly secured the support of the Pennsylvania delegation, and thereby, the nomination for Herbert Hoover. Shortly before Hinshaw’s death in 1953, he published a biography about President Hoover titled American Quaker, which examined their mutual faith and how it impacted their upbringing.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Charles Scribner's Sons


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Hoover | Herbert

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Herbert Hoover