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Hoover | Herbert [Eunice Kennedy Shriver]

The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover

First Edition | First Printing


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“There is nobody alive today whom all the Kennedy’s respect and admire as they do you.” – Eunice Kennedy Shriver to President Herbert Hoover in 1953.

This is a first printing of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, inscribed to Eunice Kennedy Shriver upon her marriage to Sargent Shriver.

Octavo, xi, 496pp. Red morocco, title in gilt on spine, decorative bands. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Some wear to edges of spine. Red endpapers. This leather-bound copy is likely sets specially produced for President Hoover’s personal use, but there is no record of how many were printed for him. Inscribed on the light blue front endpaper by President Herbert Hoover: “To Eunice Kennedy – The daughter of a great American and my constant friend. This is also to mark my good wishes to you, in this the greatest adventure in life that can come to you. Herbert Hoover.”

Comments: In 1953, President Herbert Hoover was invited to the wedding of Eunice Kennedy to Sargent Shriver. He sent his regrets, but inscribed a full set of his personal memoirs to Eunice Kennedy. She treasured the gift, writing to Hoover that “these books are the proudest possession of our married life…” According to Hoover Library records, President Hoover inscribed this volume (Years of Adventure 1874-1920) and signed the other two volumes. The other two volumes are not included in this lot.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


The MacMillan Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published



Leather bound


Near Fine


Hoover | Herbert [Eunice Kennedy Shriver]