GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER Biography SIGNED by GEORGE W CARVER and SIGNED & INSCRBED by the AUTHOR, Rackham Holt, First Edition 1943
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER - AN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, by Rackham Holt.
SIGNED by GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER and SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the Author, RACKHAM HOLT. Both signatures are on the same blank front endpaper. The author's inscription reads: "For Charlie Marshall / with my best wishes / Rackham Holt".
Published by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City, New York, 1943. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page.
Hardcover book, no dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 342 pages.
GOOD condition: the cover is worn at its corner tips, has some rubs, the spine has a bb-size hole, and the spine lettering is rubbed away, nonetheless the covers are solid and doing their job well; internally, the front free endpaper has a 1 inch closed tear, a creased corner, and a long previous owner's inscription (about how inspirational the life of George W. Carver is), otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. The author's inscription and the signature of George W. Carver are bright and clear.
NOTE: Prior to his death Carver signed some sheets for this book that were later bound in by the Publisher. (Over the years I have seen a few other copies of this book signed by Carver and each signature was clearly unique.) This book was important to Carver. In the book's Epilogue the author writes: "He (Carver) wanted to see this book published, and to read the record, a record of which he himself did not realize the full magnitude. Dr. Carver wanted to hold this book in his hand, but he could not wait for it. He was very tired, and it was high time he went to rest. As twilight fell on the evening of January 5, 1943, he died, and was buried beside his dear friend, Booker T. Washington..."