New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938 and 1940. Dark blue cloth with titling in gilt on the spine and front cover. Both copies INSCRIBED "To J. H. Gipson / With The Kind Regards / of Herbert Hoover". 5.75" x 8.25" Volume 1 is FE 4th Printing, pp. vii 1-390, uncut fore edge. Fine condition in VG dust jacket. Dusty top and bottom edge, else fine. DJ is very good with light edge wear and small closed tear on rear. Volume 2, pp. vii 3-265, is FE / FP designated with "A", glue darkening on end papers, scratch on front cover, stained bump at top right, overall very good. DJ is only good with a 4"x1" section torn from bottom front, wear at the edges mostly front corners.
Both volumes have the personal, sequential, Ex-Libris bookplate of J. H. Gipson on front endpaper, #2411-12, with facsimile of Gipson's signature and ship upon the sea in blue. Gipson was the driving force behind the development of the Caxton Publishing Co. in Caldwell, ID. Gipson was well known to Hoover as a free market industrialist, striving to bring the true history of Western Americana into print along with educational textbooks. Caxton published the final Vol. 8 of Hoover's Addresses.q1A. Item #1198
"We should by every device and on every opportunity co-operate with other nations to exert moral force and build pacific agencies to preserve peace or end conflict in the world." (p 307).