Lot #34
Woodrow Wilson

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Signed book set: A History of the American People, Volumes I-V. Alumni edition, limited issue, numbered 344/350. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1902. Hardcover, 7 x 10.25, 350 pages. Neatly signed on the colophon of the first volume in fountain pen, "Woodrow Wilson." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with light to moderate soiling to exteriors, creasing and chips to paper spine labels, wear to spines, and bumped corners.

The culmination of a series of articles written for Harper's, Wilson published the complete five-volume History in 1902; this set includes all five volumes, with the subtitles 'The Swarming of the English,' 'Colonies and Nation,' 'The Founding of the Government,' 'Critical Changes and Civil War,' and 'Reunion and Nationalization.' The books are comprehensively illustrated with portraits of the personalities referenced, facsimiles of their handwriting, maps of important locations, and other interesting images. At the time of publication, Wilson had recently been elevated from professor of history and politics at Princeton to president of the university.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020





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