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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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  • “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

    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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $300.00

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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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  • 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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  • Large Lithograph of Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Albert Schweitzer; Signed by Him and Artist William Sharp

    Schweitzer, Albert; Artist William Sharp.

    Albert Schweitzer Signed Lithograph.

    Signed by the artist William Sharp in pencil. Inscribed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, “A Mr John Zuber avec mes bonnes pensees Albert Schweitzer. Lambarene 13. Juin 1960.” The translation reads, “To Mr John Zuber with my good wishes Albert Schweitzer Lambarene 13th June 1960.” Schweitzer received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa. The lithograph measures 14.5 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 22.5 inches. A unique piece, rare and desirable.

     

     

    Price: $4,800.00

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  • “I HAVE OPINIONS OF MY OWN, STRONG OPINIONS, BUT I DON'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THEM”: Signed Limited Edition of George Bush’s All the Best

    Bush, George.

    All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings.

    Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2004.

    Signed Limited edition of the 41st President of the United States letters. Octavo, original full leather. Signed by George H.W. Bush. Gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panel, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in. In fine condition.

    Price: $375.00

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  • First Edition of An Invitation to the White House; Signed by First Ladies Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan

    Clinton, Hillary Rodham; Nancy Reagan.

    An Invitation to the White House: At Home With History.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

    First edition. Quarto, original half cloth. Signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Rare signed by both these first ladies.

    Price: $750.00

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