PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON - BOOK SIGNED 08/01/1920 - HFSID 286007
WOODROW WILSON As President he signed and dated this hardbound copy of his speech to a joint session of congress requesting a Declaration of War on Germany. Book signed: "Woodrow Wilson/1 August, 1920" as President on first flyleaf, 16 pages, 8x12¼, hardcover.
Sale Price $8,500.00
WOODROW WILSON As President he signed and dated this hardbound copy of his speech to a joint session of congress requesting a Declaration of War on Germany. Book signed: "Woodrow Wilson/1 August, 1920" as President on first flyleaf, 16 pages, 8x12¼, hardcover. Address of the President of the United States Delivered at a Joint Session of the Two Houses of Congress April 2, 1917, privately printed in 1918. The complete text of President Wilson's speech requesting that Congress declare war on Germany and her allies. On April 6, four days after Wilson delivered this "War Message", Congress overwhelmingly passed the War Resolution that brought the U.S. into WWI. In part: "The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them…." Accompanied by printed card, 4½x7 of the book's provenance: "This privately printed copy of President Wilson's address of April the second, 1917 presented to Oscar R. Ewing by Charles Williston McAlpin". An exceptionally rare and important signed book. Signature page is lightly creased with minor pinhead-size stains. Cover is slightly faded and worn with slight stains, ½x¼-inch tear at upper right corner (mostly intact). Internally sound.
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