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The PresidentÕs Daughter. The Love Story of President Harding. And Honesty or Politics

BRITTON, NAN

Published by New York Elizabeth Ann Guild 1927 & 1932, 1932
Hardcover
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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A two-volume set: ÔThe PresidentÕs Daughter. The Love Story of President HardingÕ is a later printing; the prints and plates of the book's first edition from 1920 were seized by an agent of the Society for the Suppression of Vice in 1927 but the case was dismissed. The sequel, ÔHonesty or PoliticsÕ is a first edition. Both volumes are illustrated and in uniformly near fine condition with only minor signs of use and both are in very good only slightly used dust jackets with some tiny chips and tears, and with ÔHonesty or PoliticsÕ jacket price-clipped. Considered to be among the first popular Ôkiss and tellÕ best-sellers, these books tell the story of married President Warren G. HardingÕs affair with his friendÕs daughter, Nan Britton, before and after his rise to the Presidency, including their lovemaking taking place in a closet in the White House. This relationship resulted in the birth of a daughter who was recognized as his daughter by the courts after HardingÕs abrupt death in office in 1923. No major publisher would handle (unlike today) BrittonÕs memoirs and it was virtually privately published with some bookstores refusing to handle it. Besides detailing her relationship with Harding, the books are a plea for concern for unwed mothers and their children in a time when there was little understanding. Rare in dust jackets. The set: Bookseller Inventory # 18170E

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Title: The PresidentŐs Daughter. The Love Story of ...

Publisher: New York Elizabeth Ann Guild 1927 & 1932

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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