Octavo, xiii, , 318pp. Blue cloth, title in silver on spine, signature in gilt on front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publishers near fine dust jacket, price on front flap, light wear along top edge near spine, bright illustrations and vibrant colors. (Burns, 0081) Inscribed by President Herbert Hoover to Judge Donald A. Carpenter, “with the good wishes of Herbert Hoover.”
Comments: Judge Donald A. Carpenter was a member of Congress from 1940-1943 and Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial District Court. His father, Delph Carpenter, developed the 1922 Colorado River Compact, a critical document in the development of interstate water treaties and the expansive growth of the western United States. President Hoover admired the work of Delph and would go on to help his son throughout his distinguished legal career.