Signed first edition of Toward World Peace by Vice President Henry A. Wallace.
Octavo, 121pp. Beige cloth, title printed on spine. First edition with no additional printings on copyright page. Clean text. Faint toning on endpapers. In publisher’s dust jacket, $1.75, light wear along top edge, some shelfwear, bright illustrations. Signed by Henry Wallace on the front free endpaper. An exceptionally scarce signed first edition.
Henry A. Wallace served as the 33rd Vice President of the United States alongside Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1941-1945. He was considered too liberal for party leaders going into the 1944 Democratic National Convention and was replaced by Harry S. Truman. His book, New Frontiers, was published by Wallace as he served as Secretary of Agriculture. He advocates for Roosevelt’s New Deal policies, noting that the public swing from conservative to liberal happens only once in a generation and the nation should take advantage of the progressive public sentiment.