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    A Controversial Volume Autographed by President Warren Harding's Mistress as Well as his Illegitimate Daughter This 1927 book, The President's Daughter, was written by his acknowledged mistress, Nan Britton, and makes the case for President Warren Harding's paternity of her daughter, Elizabeth. An initial attempt was made to suppress this book: in June, 1927 the printing plant was raided by New York City police and an agent for the "Society for the Suppression of Vice," who seized the printing plates. A court later over-ruled the seizure and ordered the plates returned, and the book went to publication. The frontispiece and inside front cover of the book bear lengthy signed inscriptions from Nan Britton, but what is most significant about this copy is the presence, in a child's hand, of an inscription signed "Elizabeth Ann Harding." We cannot recall ever seeing a signature of Elizabeth where she appropriates the name Harding! The autograph pages are very clean, as is the cloth binding, which is slightly separating from the spine inside. Quite possibly a literal "once in a lifetime opportunity!" Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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