Lot 232: 6 Books (4 w/ BP signed by George H. W. Bush).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Bush, George H. W.] 6 Vols (4 with bookplate signed by George H. W. Bush, 3 with inscription). Provenance: Rex Scouten collection of White House Americana. Scouten worked at the White House or as a Secret Service agent during 10 Presidencies (Truman to Clinton), including time as Chief Usher of the White House (1969-86) and White House Curator (1986-97). 8vo. Red, blue, or green leather, 1 in black cloth clamshell case. 4 have Rex Scoutens name in gilt at lower right of front cover. ++ Daniel J. Boorstin. THE AMERICANS: THE DEMOCRATIC EXPERIENCE. Random House, (1973), (5th Prtg). BP inscribed To Rex - with Thanks. All one family says Merry Christmas 1990/ Gg Bush. ++ Boorstin. THE AMERICANS: THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE. (1965). BP inscribed 1991/ To Rex Scouten/ Merry Christmas/ Gg Bush. ++ Boorstin. THE AMERICANS: THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE. (1958). BP signed Gg Bush. ++ WEBSTERS COLLEGIATE THESAURUS. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, (1988). BP inscribed Dec. 92/ To Rex Scouten- With Respect and with Lasting thanks for your many kindnesses- Gg Bush. Signed by Barbara Bush below her husbands inscription. ++ INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789 TO GEORGE BUSH 1989: BICENTENNIAL EDITION. Wash: GPO, 1989. ++ Hugh Sidney. THE PRESIDENCY. Thornwillow Press, 1991. Total of 800 issued (400 in Oasis Moroccan goatskin stamped in goldleaf, and 400 in cloth. This is from the goatskin edition, number CCCV of 400, signed by the designer, Luke Ives Pontifell, on limitation page.) Half title signed and inscribed June 1992/ For Rex, who knows this history better than I. -with admiration and affection/ Hugh S. Additionally, Hugh Sidney signed the title page. 15.2 Lb.