Stephen Grover CLEVELAND (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States). – Robert MCELROY. Grover Cleveland.
The Man and the Statesman. An Authorized Biography [Introduction by Elihu Root]. New York & London: Harper & Brothers Limited, 1923. 2 volumes, octavo (9 3/8 x 6 ¼ inches; 238 x 158mm). 2 portrait frontispieces. Titles printed in red and black. (Some corners with light old folds). Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt (rubbed scuffed, corners bumped and damaged, repaired tear to upper cover, light old dampstaining).
Provenance: Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston (presentation inscription by Mrs. Cleveland to her son-in-law ‘W.S.B. Bosanquet, / from / Frances F. Cleaveland Preston / Christmas 1923’); W. S. B. Bosanquet. (by descent); bought at auction in 2018.
An important association copy: the late President Cleveland’s biography, 1923 issue but with ‘M-X’ code, presented by the First Lady to her son-in-law. Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston (July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was First Lady of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Her husband first took office when she was just 21, and she remains the youngest ever wife of a sitting president.