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  • “DO NOT ALLOW DEFEAT TO EXTINGUISH YOUR DREAMS”: Signed Limited Edition of 41: A Portrait of My Father; Signed by Both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush

    Bush, George W. & George H.W. Bush.

    41: A Portrait of My Father.

    New York: Crown Publishers, 2014.

    Signed limited first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by George Bush and additionally signed by George H.W. Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase. Rare signed by both Presidents.

    Price: $1,200.00

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  • Jimmy Carter's A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; Signed by Him

    Carter, Jimmy .

    A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

    First edition, later printing. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $50.00

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  • “IF YOU'RE SICK AND TIRED OF THE POLITICS OF CYNICISM AND POLLS AND PRINCIPLES, COME AND JOIN THIS CAMPAIGN”: FIRST EDITION OF A CHARGE TO KEEP; SIGNED BY GEORGE W. BUSH

    Bush, George W.

    A Charge to Keep.

    New York: William Morrow & Company, 1999.

    First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by George W. Bush on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $200.00

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  • First Edition of Jimmy Carter's A Government As Good As Its People; Inscribed by Him

    Carter, Jimmy.

    A Government As Good As Its People.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.

    First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Jimmy Carter.

    Price: $350.00

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  • First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Finely Bound

    Churchill, Winston S.

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

    First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes. Elegantly bound in contemporary three quarters burgundy morocco, gilt-tooling to the spine in six compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt. In fine condition.

    Price: $1,400.00

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  • "It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Signed by Him in Volumes Two and Three

    Churchill, Winston S.

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

    First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill’s classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $8,000.00

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  • First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

    Churchill, Winston S.

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

    First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Fine in near fine dust jackets with a touch of wear. Housed in a custom clamshell chemise case by Asprey. An exceptional presentation.

    Price: $2,800.00

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  • “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present": First Edition of A land of our own: An oral autobiography; Signed by Golda Meir

    Meir, Golda.

    A Land of Our Own: An Oral Autobiography.

    New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1973.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Golda Meir on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • "The Allied Armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender": Proclamation of Nazi Germany’s Surrender; Signed by Harry Truman

    Truman, Harry S.

    A Proclamation.

    Washington, D.C: May 8, 1945.

    Large three-colored broadside of Harry Truman’s Proclamation declaring the surrender of Germany. Signed in ink by Harry Truman. Also included at the lower left is the original 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Truman and at lower right, the original red, white and blue ribbon. These were presented by the President as gifts for friends. Uncommon, especially with the original Christmas card and ribbon. Matted and framed, which measures 21 inches by 28 inches.

    Price: $15,000.00

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  • First Edition of Jimmy Carter's A Remarkable Mother; Signed by Him

    Carter, Jimmy.

    A Remarkable Mother.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

    First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $40.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of A Time To Heal; Signed by Gerald R. Ford

    Ford, Gerald R.

    A Time To Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford.

    Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1987.

    Signed limited edition of the 38th president of the United States autobiography. Octavo, original red leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. Signed by Gerald Ford on the half-title page. With a special introduction by Henry A. Kissinger. In fine condition.

    Price: $100.00

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  • First Edition of A Time To Heal; Signed by Gerald R. Ford and His National Security Adviser Henry A. Kissinge

    Ford, Gerald R.

    A Time To Heal.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

    First edition of the 38th president of the United States’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gerald Ford on the half-title page and additionally signed by Henry Kissinger on the half-title page. Kissinger served as Ford’s National Security Adviser and was secretary of state under Richard Nixon. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Desirable signed by both Ford and Kissinger.

    Price: $600.00

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  • First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson

    Roosevelt, Eleanor (Mrs. Franklin).

    A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty.

    Dodge Publishing, 1935.

    First edition. Octavo, original orange cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bill from his loving grandmere who is also the author Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935.” The recipient was Roosevelt’s grandson William Donner Roosevelt, son of Elliot Roosevelt and grandson of the author Eleanor Roosevelt. A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty is one of the more uncommon books by Roosevelt, and one that is not often found signed or inscribed, especially with such a nice association. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $5,000.00

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  • First Edition of A World Transformed; Inscribed by President George Bush

    Bush, George H.W. & Scowcroft, Brent.

    A World Transformed.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

    First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by George Bush on the front free endpaper, “To Brad Reitz All the best George Bush 2.9.03 Houston, Texas.”

    Price: $450.00

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  • First Edition of Abba Eban’s Autobiography; Warmly Inscribed By Him

    Eban, Abba.

    Abba Eban: An Autobiography.

    New York: : Random House, 1977.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “To ______ _______ in friendship Abba Eban New York 1981.” Near fine in a bright dust jacket with some toning the spine and light wear.

    Price: $200.00

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  • First Edition of President Ronald Reagan's Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation; Signed by Him

    Reagan, Ronald.

    Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.

    Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1984.

    First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Ronald Reagan on front free endpaper. Afterwords by C. Everett Koop and Malcolm Muggeridge. Rare signed.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • Manuscript Note Signed by President abraham lincoln during the civil war

    Lincoln, Abraham.

    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed.

    1862.

    Manuscript note on an envelope, which reads, “Submitted to Gen. Halleck A. Lincoln Dec. 13, 1862.” The slip measures 2.5 inches by 3.75 inches, the entirety of the slip 2.5 inches by 8.5. inches. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Lincoln. This note was penned by Lincoln on the day of the most intense fighting at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The entire piece measures 12.75 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $9,200.00

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  • First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails

    Roosevelt, Theodore.

    African Game Trails. An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.

    First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear to the extremities.

    Price: $650.00

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  • Silver Gelatin Print of Albert Einstein; Signed and dated by Him

    Einstein, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

    1952.

    Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” on the lower left hand corner. Some light spotting and surface wear. The signature is lightly smudged. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. The entire piece is 12.5 inches by 15 inches. Matted and framed.

    Price: $9,200.00

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  • Albert Schweitzer Photograph Signed and Inscribed by Him

    Schweitzer, Albert.

    Albert Schweitzer Photograph Inscribed.

    Photograph inscribed by Albert Schweitzer in German, text slightly faded. Framed and matted, which measures 4 inches by 6 inches.

    Price: $550.00

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