Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Illustrated. Original cloth, printed paper spine label. Spine dull and with a slight tear. Item #409148
First edition of this work comprised of biographical portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Edison, Henry Ford, Lenin, Mussolini, and Calvin Coolidge. One of 200 copies in this binding and signed by Bradford. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author: "Mark Howe with the affectionate regards of Gamaliel Bradford, February 28, 1931." The printed dedication: "To M. A. De Wolfe Howe Whose Skill in Biography is Equated By His Genius for Friendship." Merle Johnson, p. 61. (BA)
As Bart suggested to himself that a note be added about Howe, we comply: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe was an American editor and author, and recipient of the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his ' Barrett Wendell and His Letters'.