[Washington, DC: Mount Vernon Publishing company, 1946]. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Muir on a front blank page: “To the Vice-Regent for Illinois with all good wishes, Dorothy Troth Muir.” With another inscription above, in a different hand: “1947. Gift of the Regent Mrs. Lucien M. Hanks to St. I.C.” The book is dedicated to Mrs. Hanks and this inscription may be in her hand. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is a group of Americans who have been preserving and promoting George Washington's Mount Vernon for more than 160 years. The Association is comprised entirely of women, with the Regent, that is chairwoman of the board, selected from its membership. Vice Regents are elected as members, with never more than one Mount Vernon Lady representing a given state at the same time. A very nice association copy! 8vo., blue faux-leather, stamped in gilt, in dust jacket; 90 pages. Item #57471
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); little wear & minor spotting (small chip head of spine & one-inch chip base of spine) d/j.