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First edition of The Last Tsar; inscribed by Edvard Radzinsky to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who served as the associate editor for the book
New York: Doubleday, 1992.
First edition of Radzinsky’s biography of Nicholas II. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Associatation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To dear Jackie, who gave this book life—your friend, Edvard Radzinsky, 2 July 1992.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate to the front pastedown. Kennedy served as associate editor for this book while at Doubleday, hence the warm inscription from Radzinsky. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"And say simply Very simply With hope Good morning": First Edition of The Inaugural Poem; Inscribed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 1993.
First edition of the poem that Maya Angelou read at the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton on January 20, 1993. Small octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “____ ____ Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.
First edition the second volume of the author’s Pulitzer and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Henry Kissinger with all good wishes Jim Burns.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With the compliments of the author slip laid in. An excellent association copy.
Signed color photograph of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter shaking hands. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13 inches.
Rare fountain pen used by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958
Rare fountain pen used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958. Mounted and framed with with an inscription, “Presented to Russel M. Stephens, President American Federation of Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 20, 1958.” The entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
"I think we shall have fulfilled our mission well if when our time comes to give up active work in the world we can say we never saw a wrong without trying to right it": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's Rare First Book It's Up To The Women
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, tissue guard present opposite the frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. A very nice example.
Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1999.
First edition of this work on the Bush administration. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Dan Ostrander and President George Bush on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover design by Patty Melron. Uncommon signed by President Bush.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1997.
First edition of Michael Bloomberg’s hard-hitting autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For Rona Freedland Hope you enjoy this book, Mike Bloomberg.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Nuart, Inc. Jacket photographs by Gregory Heisler.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942.
First edition of Hoover’s look at the impact of World War I. Octavo, original gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. W.C. Van Antwerp with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient was the wife of well-known New York Stock Exchange memberNear fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing.
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers": First Edition of Fishing For Fun; Inscribed by Herbert Hoover
New York: Random House, 1963.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Hoover. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Elliot Hass The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Edited by William Nichols. A very sharp example.
"Whose brilliant leadership and insightful leadership helped America and NATO stand successfully for democracy and freedom": First Edition of Waging Modern War; Inscribed by General Wesley Clark to Secretary of Defense William Perry
New York: Public Affairs Press, 2001.
First edition of this essential reading for those who want to know how modern war is fought, and won. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed on the half-title page by the author to Secretary of Defense William Perry, “To Secretary Bill Perry, Whose brilliant leadership and insightful leadership helped America and NATO stand successfully for democracy and freedom, and against ethnic cleansing and tyranny in the Balkans. Thank you for your guidance and support, and for showing us what the true measures of statesmanship and vision must be! Wes.” Clark was sent to Bosnia by Secretary of Defense William Perry to serve as the military advisor to a diplomatic negotiating team headed by assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke. Holbrooke later described Clark’s position as “complicated” because it presented him with future possibilities but “might put him into career-endangering conflicts with more senior officers”. While the team was driving along a mountain road during the first week, the road gave way, and one of the vehicles fell over a cliff carrying passengers including Holbrooke’s deputy, Robert Frasure, a deputy assistant Secretary of Defense, Joseph Kruzel, and Air Force Colonel Nelson Drew. Clark and Holbrooke attempted to crawl down the mountain, but were driven back by sniper fire. Once the fire ceased, Clark rappelled down the mountain to collect the bodies of two dead Americans left by Bosnian forces that had taken the remaining wounded to a nearby hospital. Following funeral services in Washington, D.C., the negotiations continued and the team eventually reached the Dayton Agreement at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and later signed it in Paris on December 14, 1995. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional association.
June 25th 1798.
Rare military appointment signed by King George III appointing David Byron Davis Esq. as Captain of Company in a Regiment of Foot, commanded by Col. Andrew Cochrane Johnston. One page partially printed on vellum with the Royal Seal to the upper right corner and dated June 25th 1798. Signed by King George III in the upper left corner, “George R.” In very good condition.
"Our system has at all times had to contend with internal encroachments upon liberty": First edition of Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty; Inscribed by Him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
First edition of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Hon. J.N. Tincher, with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient, Jasper Napoleon “Poly” Tincher, a Republican represenative from Kansas between the years 1919-27 who represented David Nation in his divorce from the legendary Carrie Nation. Fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association.
Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, “To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968,” and “and Lyndon B. Johnson.” A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
Rare framed collection of official medallions and pins from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon of 1973. Contents include a gold chain link bracelet bearing a medallion with the Presidential Seal, six small presidential pins, two elaborate gold pins bearing the presidential seal, an Inaugural Committee Staff Ribbon with Inaugural medallion, and a gold necklace bearing a medallion with Nixon’s portrait in profile. Housed in a custom shadow box frame lined with blue velvet. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 14 inches.
"My name is Charles Frederick Bush, C. Fred for short": First edition of White House Dog C. Fred's Story; Inscribed by both Barbara and George Bush
New York: Doubleday, 1984.
First edition of First Lady Barbara Bush’s children’s book about the adventures of White House dog C. Fred Bush. Large octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with photographs throughout. Inscribed by Barbara Bush, “To Edna Pryn – With love and affection to a dear friend – Warmly – Barbara Bush” and President George Bush, “With love, George Bush,” and with a paw print stamp in the likeness of C. Fred’s paw. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust Jacket design by David Gatti. Jacket photograph by Cynthia Johnson.