Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press | ibid | Clarendon Press | Charles Scribner’s Sons | ibid | Greenway Publishing Company, 1910, 1915, 1925, 1919, 1929, 1924.
Hard Cover. Five books awarded by St. Paul’s School to Cord Meyer Jr. and one to his brother Quentin, with prize plates on the front pastedown of each, and the seal of the school stamped in gilt on the upper boards of each book. Cord served for decades in the CIA, eventually becoming second in command of worldwide clandestine services there, and subject to a number of controversies; these include accusations of communist sympathies by the FBI, association while at the CIA with unnamed “dirty tricks” which the New York Times obituary says ‘are prohibited today’, and the unsolved murder of his recently divorced wife. Mrs. Meyer disclosed in a diary, which CIA counterintelligence officer James J. Angleton attempted to steal after her death, an affair between her and President John F. Kennedy. The six books include Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Kingsley’s Hypatia, the Oxford Book of Victorian Verse, Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, and Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair is bound in three quarters red leather over red cloth, the two James Fenimore Cooper works are dark cloth with pictorial pastedowns on the front board, and the three others are in standard blue cloth bindings. Generally in Very Good condition. (Christopher Marquis “Cord Meyer Jr. Dies at 80” The New York Times).
Very Good binding.