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COOLIDGE, Calvin. The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929. 8o, cloth covered boards, top edge gilt, spine stamped in gilt, slipcase.

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COOLIDGE, Calvin. The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929. 8o, cloth covered boards, top edge gilt, spine stamped in gilt, slipcase.

LIMITED EDITION, No. 285 of 1,000 copies. Signed on the colophon ("Calvin Coolidge"). The story of Coolidge's surprising rise from a small time lawyer in rural Vermont to Chief Executive of the United States. It was a rise that seemed to surprise Coolidge himself above all: "I was devoted to the law...I fully expected to become the kind of country lawyer I saw all about me, spending my life in the profession, with perhaps a final place on the bench. But it was decreed to be otherwise. Some Power that I little suspected in my student days took me in charge and carried me on from the obscure neighborhood of Plymouth Notch to the occupancy of the White House."
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