Lindbergh | Charles A. [Herbert Hoover]

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Presentation copy of “WE” from Charles A. Lindbergh to Lou Henry Hoover, from the personal collection of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover.

Octavo, 318pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt, illustration of the Spirit of St. Louis in gilt on cover. This is a later printing, from “November, 1927.” Solid text block, free of marks or notations. Complete with Frontispiece portrait and 47 full page photographs. Housed in custom slipcase. Includes the “Ex-Libris Herbert Hoover” bookplate on front endpaper.

Inscribed on the second free endpaper: “To Mrs. Herbert Hoover / Sincerely / Charles A. Lindbergh / Mar. 7, 1928.”

Provenance: Sold by the great-granddaughter of President Hoover, Lot 676-363, 2023.

During the 1928 presidential campaign, Charles Lindbergh endorsed Herbert Hoover for president. This endorsement was significant due to Lindbergh’s national profile following his transatlantic flight. Lindbergh’s endorsement of Hoover is one of the early instances of a major celebrity figure playing a role in a presidential campaign. Lindbergh was mentioned in some publications as a likely vice presidential candidate for Hoover. Shortly after assuming the presidency, Hoover appointed Lindbergh to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Edition

First Edition, Later Printing

Date Published

1927

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Lindbergh | Charles A. [Herbert Hoover]

Parenthetical

[Herbert Hoover]

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