Iowa City: The Center for the Study of the Recent History of the United States, 1981. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy wrappers. viii, 72pp. Near fine. Item #49659
Handsome, tight first edition of this slim collection of essays about North Dakota senator George P. Nye (1892-1971), Sears, Roebuck executive Robert E. Wood (1879-1969) and United Mine Workers labor leader John L. Lewis (1880-1969). This unique copy bears a choice autograph addition, for tipped to the inside front wrapper is a Typed Note Signed from Nye, 1p, 8" X 11", Washington, DC, 11 April 1936. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. Two original folds. On "United States Senate" letterhead, Nye tells this admirer that "Our reports are to be ready within the next week and I shall see that a copy of it, autographed as requested, reaches you when it is available." Signed large and bold in full. Laid in is a printed "Compliments Friends The University of Iowa Libraries" slip.