First edition of The Hoover Policies by Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur Mastick Hyde, signed by former President Herbert Hoover.
Octavo, x, , 667pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. First printing with Scribner’s A on copyright page. Previous ownership blind stamp on half title. Clean text, no extraneous marks or toning. In publisher’s scarce dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, previous archival tape repair to verso, light toning to spine, otherwise a near fine example. Signed by President Herbert Hoover to C.O. Manspeaker.
The two authors of this work served in the cabinet of President Herbert Hoover. They did not set out to write a biography of the former president, rather to lay out the “principles and policies both in philosophy of government and in action” of the Hoover Administration. Ray Lyman Wilbur served as the Secretary of the Interior and became the President of Stanford University. Arthur Mastick Hyde was the Governor of Missouri and became Hoover’s Secretary of Agriculture.