New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1951, 1952. Stated First Printing. Blue cloth over boards with titling in gilt on the spine and a facsimile of Hoover's signature on the cover. Vols 1 and 2 INSCRIBED "To J. H. Gipson / With the Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover" and Volume 3, "To my good friend / J. H. Gipson / from / Herbert Hoover". 6" X 9.25", Vol. 1 pp. xi, 1-496, VG with bumped corners, DJ Good with edge wear and large chip at top of spine. Vol 2 is VG with 18 key passages underlined in blue ink. DJ is VG with wear along edges and top right corner. Vol. 3 VG with 27 pp. having underline in blue ink of key passages mostly in final 3 chapters, notation in ink on fep, spotting on fore edge. DJ is G+ with chip at top and bottom of spine, 2 small closed tears at top of rear. All 3 volumes have J. H. Gipson personal bookplate affixed to ffep. Plates are sequentially number 2427-9, blue on white of a front facing ship on the sea with Ex-Libris / JH Gipson facsimile signature beneath. Each volume has 6 full page B&W photos, which include the frontispiece.
J. H. Gipson (James Herrick) joined Caxton Printing in 1907 as managing director and diligently grew it into one of the largest printer in the West. Initially focusing on school textbooks and a supportive publisher of Western Americana historical nonfiction, the company is still managed by family members to this day. Gipson attracted renown authors including Vardis Fisher and Ayn Rand. Gipson's relationship with Hoover resulted in Caxton publishing Hoover's "Further Addresses on the American Road" Vol. 8 in 1961. Item #1181
"No human ideal has ever been perfectly attained, since humanity itself is not perfect. But the wisdom of our forefathers and he wisdom of the thirty men who have preceded me in this office hold to the conception that progress can be attained only as the sum of accomplishments of free individuals, and they have held unalterably to these principles." (p 342 Vol. 3).