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The Public Papers Of Grover Cleveland

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First edition of The Public Papers of Grover Cleveland: Twenty-Second President of the United States, inscribed by President Grover Cleveland to his brother-in-law, William E. Hoyt.

Quarto, vii, [1], 578pp, [9]. Stamped brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Wear to tips of spine, fraying of cloth. Solid text block, internally clean. Inscribed on the front flyleaf by former President Grover Cleveland after leaving office for the first time.

Inscription reads: “William E. Hoyt from Grover Cleveland / May 23, 1890.” A scarce signed book from the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.

This copy is inscribed to William E. Hoyt (1829-1900), who married President Cleveland’s sister, Mary, in 1850. They resided in New York and moved to Nebraska in later life to be close to their two children. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) began his unlikely rise to the presidency as the Mayor of Buffalo. Within two years of taking office, he would be nominated for the governorship of New York. He would gain national recognition for fighting political corruption, specifically at Tammany Hall in New York City. President Cleveland would go on to serve the only nonconsecutive presidential terms in history, serving from 1885-1889, then again from 1893-1897. After leaving office, the former president indulged his lifelong passions for sports and writing.

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