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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Bob Woodward and Alexander Butterfield on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Library of Imperial History in association with Kaye and Ward Ltd., 1975.
Second revised edition of Woods’ authoritative bibliography of Churchill’s works. Octavo, original cloth, ribbon bound in, frontispiece photograph of Churchill by Yousuf Karsh, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Limited edition engraving by artist Frederick Reynolds, signed by both the artist and Woodrow Wilson, one of 300 numbered. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 24 inches. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
Rare large format of this famous photograph of the The Big Four, or the Council of Four, which refers to the four top Allied powers of World War I and their leaders who met at the Paris Peace Conference in January 1919. From left to right they are: David Lloyd George of Britain, Premier Vittorio Orlando of Italy, Premier Georges Clemenceau of France, and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States. Boldly signed by Lloyd George, Clemenceau, and Wilson. While there were more than twenty Allied nations that met at Paris Peace Conference, the Big Four were the leading architects of the Treaty of Versailles which was signed by Germany on June 28, 1919. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 23.25 inches by 20.5 inches. An exceptional piece, rare and desirable signed.
First Edition of Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1888.
First edition of Woodrow Wilson’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Woodrow Wilson Princeton 12 February ’09.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by Wilson.
“HUMAN SUFFERING ANYWHERE CONCERNS MEN AND WOMEN EVERYWHERE”: Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Signed by Elie Wiesel
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Elie Wiesel on the title page. In near fine condition with some light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Rare and desirable.
“For in the end, it is all about memory, its sources and its magnitude, and, of course, its consequences": Rare First Edition of La Nuit; Inscribed by Elie Wiesel to Abba Eban
Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1958.
First French edition (preceding the first English edition) of the Wiesel’s classic first work. Octavo, original wrappers. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Abba Eban, “Pour Eban- le a sa propre commencement a sa historie: la voice- Elie W. New York, 1967.” Translated as, “The beginning of his own history Elie W.” As it increased in popularity, Wiesel’s Night was translated into 30 languages and prompted meetings with several important literary and political figures including Saul Bellow and Abba Eban. In 1955, Wiesel moved to New York to work as a foreign correspondent for Yediot Ahronot, the largest daily Newspaper in Israel. Eban was also posted in New York throughout the 1950s serving as Israel’s ambassador to the United States and, in 1952, was elected Vice President of the UN General Assembly. At the time of the present inscription, Eban had just been appointed as Israel’s foreign minister, the most important position in the Israeli cabinet. As Israel’s foreign minister Eban would defend the country’s reputation after the Six-Day War, asserting in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that Israel had acted in response to an imminent threat. In very good condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. Preface by Francois Mauriac. From the library of Abba Eban. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association, commemorating the culmination of Eban’s political career.
First edition of Courtney Whitney's MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History; Inscribed by Whitney and signed by General MacArthur
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.
First edition of General Courtney Whitney’s biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by MacArthur and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear John: I am sending you this book to commemorate your visit with General MacArthur to-day. May both visit and book give you a clearer insight into the strength of character from which has sprung such indomitable qualities of leadership. Courtney Whitney. 9 May 1957.” General Courtney Whitney was a member of MacArthur’s staff during World War II and became his personal secretary after MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1968.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, ” For Andy and Marion with all best, Teddy White.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Chermayeff and Geismar Associates.
Porter and Coates: Philadelphia, .
Large paper edition, one of 250 numbered copies of The Queens of Society and Beaux of Society. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound in full calf, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, illustrated. In fine condition.
“THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE IN JEWISH LIFE”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CHAIM WEIZMANN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TRIAL AND ERROR
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Chaim Weizmann, this is number 412. Octavo, 2 volumes, frontispiece of Weizmann in volume one. Fine in near fine dust jackets.
"I speak to-day for the preservation of the Union": Rare first edition pamphlet of Webster'sAddress Delivered Before the Washington Benevolent Society, at Portsmouth July 4, 1812
Portsmouth, N.H.: Printed at the Oracle Press, 1812.
Rare first edition pamphlet of Daniel Webster’s Address regarding the work and maxims of George Washington, delivered before the Washington Benevolent Society in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 4, 1812. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition. Accompanied by a second edition of Mr. Webster’s Speech on Mr. Clay’s Resolutions delivered at the height of the debate over the Compromise of 1850 which is in very good condition.
First edition of Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961; from the library of Vermont State Senator Winston L. Prouty
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From George Washington 1789 to John F. Kennedy 1961.
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1961.
First edition of the collected Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Kennedy. Octavo, original wrappers, engraved headpiece portraits of each President preceding their address, frontispiece. From the library of Vermont State Senator Winston L. Prouty with his library stamp to the front panel. Winston Lewis Prouty served as a United States Senator from Vermont from 1959 until his death in 1971. In very good condition.
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”: The complete writings of George Washington; Bound in Full Contemporary Calf
The Writings of George Washington Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private.
Boston: American Stationers Company. John B. Russell, 1836-1837.
The complete writings of George Washington. Large octavo, 12 volumes, uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, rebacked. Frontispiece of Washington to volumes 1-3; engraved by J.W. Paradise from a painting by J.G. Chapman after a painting by C.W. Peale; frontispiece in volumes 2 and three engraved by A.B. Durand, the first from a painting by Gilbert Stuart; frontispiece in volume 12 of Martha Washington engraved by J. Cheney. Editor Jared Sparks was a noted early American historian and President of Harvard College. Sparks worked as editor of the North American Review and a Unitarian pastor in Baltimore. His most notable work was his Writings of George Washington. An attractive set.
Rare Society of the Cincinnati membership certificate signed by George Washington as president of the society of the Cincinnati
Philadelphia: May 5th, 1784.
Rare autograph document signed by George Washington as President of the Society of the Cincinnati during the first general meeting of the Society and 5 years prior to his election and inauguration as the first President of the United States of America. One page partially printed on vellum with engraved vignettes by Auguste L. Belle after Jean-Jacques Andre LeVeau depicting America in knight’s armor trampling upon the British standard and the American eagle casting the British lion and Britannia out to sea with thunderbolts, engraved seal of the Order of the Cincinnati. The document reads: Be it known that Lieutenant William Andrews is a member of the society of the Cincinnati instituted by the Officers of the American Army at the Period of Dissolution, as well to commemorate the great Event which gave Independence to North American, as for the laudable Purpose of inculcating the Duty of laying down in Peace Arms assumed for public Defence, and of uniting in Acts of brotherly Affection and Bonds of perpetual Friendship the Members constituting the same. In Testimony whereof I, the President of the said Society have hereunto set my hand at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania this fifth day of may in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Four and in the Eighth Year of the Independence of the United States. By Order, ” “H.Knox” Secretary “G. Wahsington” President. William Andrews was commissioned a lieutenant on 1 January 1777 with the Third Continental Artillery. His regiment wintered at Valley Forge, andthe following June, Andrews was captured and held by the British in New York until he was exchanged in September 1781. In fine condition. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Washington. The entire piece measures 36 inches by 23 inches. An exceptional example.