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"We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel": First Edition of Golda Meir's My Life; Signed by Her
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975.
First edition of Meir’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Golda Meir on the front free endpaper. This is a presentation copy presented to Ceil and Joe Mazer, With gratitude for all you are doing for UJA Federation December 22, 1975.” The recipients Ceil and Joseph Mazer were philanthropists and active Zionists. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman.
"There is much each may learn from the other, and together they may contribute to expanding the horizon of human knowledge and wisdom": First edition of The Universe in a Single Atom; Signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
New York: Morgan Books, 2006.
First edition of this personal examination of The Dalai Lama’s teachers. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mark Melnick.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.
First editions of the memoirs of President Harry S. Truman. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth, blue topstain. Warmly inscribed by the author in volume one on the front free endpaper, “Kindest regards to Varnas from Harry S Truman 5-8-59.” Both volumes are near fine an excellent dust jackets with some light wear and tear. Jacket design by Sidney Butchkes. Jacket photograph by Eliot Elisofon.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc, 1953.
First edition of this early biography of one of America’s greatest heroes. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by General Doolittle on the front free endpaper, “To Gene Green: With kindest personal regards and every good wish. J.H. Doolittle.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Yousuf Karsh. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Rare autograph note singed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In fine condition, the note measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches.
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.
"A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Profiles In Courage
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Black and white photograph portrait of William Howard Taft taken by Harris & Ewing of Washington, D.C.. Inscribed by Taft, while as President, “To my friend Franklin W. Cram with grateful appreciation and best wishes William H. Taft Aug. 20th 1912.” In a period frame. Entire piece measures 12 inches by 15.5 inches. A very fine item.
First edition program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Signed by William Rehnquist and Byron White who administered the oaths of office
Washington, D.C: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, 1993.
Original program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on January 20th 1993. Octavo, original wrappers with the gold Presidential seal to the front panel. Signed on the front panel by William Rehnquist who administered the oath of office to President Clinton and Byron White who administered the oath to Vice President Albert A. Gore Jr. In fine condition with two stamps postmarked ‘Inauguration Day January 20th 1993’ to the front panel.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.
First editions of President Truman’s presidential memoirs. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page of Volume I, “To Bob Fiedler with kind regards from Harry Truman 11/9/60.” The recipient, Robert Fiedler, was a science and engineering journalist and Director of the Institute News Bureau at Caltech. Both volumes are near fine in very good dust jackets. Jacket designs by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket photographs by Eliot Elsofon and U.S. Army Corps.
"more poignant and human than Trumans official memoirs": First Edition of Truman Speaks; Signed by Harry Truman
New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.
First edition of a collection of lectures given by Truman at Columbia University. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Truman. Boldly signed by Harry Truman on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Jacket photograph by The Bettmann Archive.
London: Longman's, Green, and Co, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fifth book, a continuation of his coverage of the Boer War which he began in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ian Hamilton, folding map in color and 4 pages of advertisements for Churchill’s works at rear. In very good condition with light foxing to the page edges. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
First Edition of The Report of The President's Commission On The Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy; Signed by Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper and David Belin
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1964.
First edition of this important document concerning the assassination investigation of President Kennedy. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper and David Belin, all of whom served on the Warren Commission. From the library of Oklahoma representative Page Belcher, with his stamp on the front and rear endpapers. In very good condition. Allen Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the Central Intelligence Agency during the early Cold War, he oversaw Operation Ajax, the Lockheed U-2 program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Following the assassination of John F Kennedy, Dulles was one of the members of the Warren Commission. Uncommon signed by Dulles.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Signed Limited Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, number 877, printed on special paper. Near fine in the rare original slipcase.
"Kindest regards and happy memories of his efficient service while I was President of the United States"; Signed Portrait of Harry S. Truman
Printed bust portrait of Harry S. Truman. Signed and Inscribed, “To Jerry Behn, kindest regards and happy memories of his efficient service while I was President of the United States Independence 5 January 1961.” The recipient was White House Secret Service agent Gerald A. Behn. Framed, the entire piece measures 11 inches by 14 inches.
"It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals": First Edition of Felix Frankfurter Reminisces; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Reynal & Company, 1960.
First edition of this collection of thoughts from Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Leonard Maill, who helped confirm my anglophilism, with the warm regards of Felix Frankfurter July 19, 60.” The recipient Rowland Leonard Maill, was a BBC broadcaster and administrator. Bookplate of the recipient. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Books signed by Frankfurter are rare.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1987.
First edition of the sixteenth Chief Justice’s classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Dunkan Aubeland with best wishes William H. Rehnquist.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
A portrait of Bernard Baruch signed to humorist Harry Hershfield. It reads, “For Harry Hershfield who radiates sunshine and good feeling wherever he goes with appreciation and best wishes from one who has basked in that sunshine BM Baruch 1952.” Hershfield was an American cartoonist, humor writer and radio personality. He was known as “the Jewish Will Rogers”. He also was a columnist for the New York Daily Mirror. His books include Laugh Louder, Live Longer and Now I’ll Tell One. As a comics artist he is best remembered for his newspaper comic Abie the Agent. The image measures 7.75 inches by 10.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22.5 inches by 18.5 inches. A nice association, uncommon with such a warm inscription.
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.