Vancouver, Canada: The Vancouver Sun, 1924. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 10 7/8 X 14 Inches. Very Good +. Item #2954
Large scrapbook style album published by the Vancouver Sun commemorating the donation of a John Innes painting of President Harding in Vancouver to the National Press Club. Album contains facsimilies of 89 letters and two telegrams giving thanks to the Vancouver Sun for the gift. The letters are from are from politicians (including Herbert Hoover) and newspaper offices for the most part. The attention to detail in this album is very striking. Many of the letters have embossed seals. There is some discussion about how the letters were recreated with such accuracy and the assumption is that the Vancouver Sun asked for genuine pieces of stationery from each of the included authors.
"Two great and virile peoples are today giving a troubled world a demonstration of practical Christianity in that spirit of fair dealing which has permitted them to live and work in peace and harmony along a boundary line which is nearly 4,000 miles long and which for more than 100 years has been without a fort or soldier to police it," Hoover wrote. (NOTE: This item is large and heavy and may require additional shipping charges.)
The story of a journalistic achievement that enhanced the friendship of two great nations and gave the earth's peoples a vision of lasting peace. Original publisher blue leather binding with bronze cameo of Harding on front cover. Title embossed in blind to front cover. It is unknown how many copies were produced, but based upon the fact that there are "0" auction records and "0" copies for sale that we can locate, we assume the circulation to have been low. This copy bears a bookplate from the "Maryland State Library" to front pastedown. Remnant of a sticker label to lower spine. A very clean copy overall.