Philippines: Studio Designs, 1995.
First edition of this illustrated work on the Philippines. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Philippines President Fidel V. Ramos to Henry Kissinger, “To Dr. Henry Kissinger with best wishes. Mabuhay! Fidel Ramos 8 Jan 96.” Ramos was the 12th President of the Philippines, serving 1992-1998 after succeeding Corazon Aquino (who endorsed Ramos.) Includes a short introductory essay by Ramos. Fine in a fine dust jacket. From the library of Henry Kissinger. A nice association.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
First edition of this monograph on China. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Henry Kissinger, “For Henry Kissinger in whose giant footsteps I followed in China, and it was a tough act to follow! All good wishes, Eve Arnold.” Arnold is referring to the slow opening throughout the 1970s of Communist China to Westerners, an opening famously managed on the United States end by protean Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, in collaboration with Presidents Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford. Kissinger would later write his classic work On China, detailing his experience with China.
Singapore: National Parks Board Publishers, 2003.
First edition of this work on Istana. Quarto, original cloth, with slipcase, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by President S.R. Nathan on the half- title page, “To Dr. Henry Kissinger. This is not anything like the lush surroundings of your residence. This is just a little reminder of our surroundings. With Best Wishes, S.R. Nathan. 5th July 2005.” A nice association, linking Kissinger, one of the most important American statesman of the last half of the 20th century and President Nathan of Indonesia. Fine in a fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase.
Surrey, England: Foreign Affairs Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of Chile: The Crime of Resistance. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to Henry Kissinger, “A Henri Kissingers Secretaire d’Etat hommage respectueux, Suzanne Labin le Paris 12.3.83.” A nice association linking Labin, a provocative anti-Communist French analyst and Kissinger, a pro-Pinochet supporter. Labin portrays a Chile that vindicates Kissinger’s policies — Allende was the oppressor and Pinochet a beacon of progress according to Labin. In near fine condition. From the library of Henry Kissinger.
China: Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China , 2008.
First edition of this work by the former Chinese Culture Minister. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Henry Kissinger in Chinese on the front free endpaper. The English translation reads, “To Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Sun Jiazheng, January 26 2008 in New York.” Sun Jiazheng was a senior People’s Republic of China Minister of Culture from 1998-2008. An account of Sun Jiazheng’s 2005 meeting with Kissinger to discuss Sino-American interactions is the first chapter of the book. Kissinger, of course, was instrumental in the opening of relations between the United States and The People’s Republic of China in the early 1970s as President Richard Nixon’s celebrated foreign policy guru. The project included celebrated secret meetings between Kissinger and Chinese officials to the lay groundwork for the opening. Kissinger would later write the well-regarded work “On China.” From the library of Henry Kissinger. A nice association.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.
First edition of Galbraith’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Henry and Nancy Kissinger, “For Nancy & Henry as a guide to those K volumes yet to come! With all good wishes J.K.G. 1981.” Galbraith and Kissinger were close friends, both civil servants and Harvard University professors, who played a vital role in the development of United States foreign policies in the 1960s-70s and beyond. Galbraith, working as United States ambassador to India in the Kennedy administration and Kissinger in the Nixon administration as Secretary of State. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An outstanding association copy linking these two giants of American history.
First Edition of Political Power in Ecuador; Inscribed President Osvaldo Hurtado to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1980.
First edition of this political history of Ecuador. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Henry Kissinger, “A Henry Kissinger, con admiracion, Osvaldo Hurtado 9.4.83.” Osvaldo Hurtado, was the President of Ecuador from 1981-1984 and inscribed this book to Kissinger while in office to the chief architect of the United States foreign policy in the 1970s. From the library of Henry Kissinger. In fine condition.
First Edition of Does America Need a Foreign Policy?; Inscribed by Henry A. Kissinger to Close Friend Robert Pirie
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
First edition of this important work by the fifty-sixth Secretary of State. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bob Pirie from his friend Henry A. Kissinger.” The recipient was Robert Pirie, a lawyer in the field of mergers and acquisitions and later a prominent investment banker on Wall Street. Fine in a fine dust jacket.