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Large photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson and additionally inscribed by Lady Bird, as follows, “To Mary Lasker from her friends Lady Bird Johnson Christmas 1966. The recipient Mary Lasker was an American health activist and philanthropist, who worked to raise funds for medical research and founded the Lasker Foundation. She helped convince Eleanor Roosevelt to endorse Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to become the 1960 Democratic nominee, and Lady Bird glowingly mentions Lasker in her book A White House Diary. Lasker was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. The photograph measures 8.25 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 81062
"Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him": FIRST EDITION OF AT EASE, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1967.
First edition of Eisenhower’s final book of memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Mrs. Isabella James with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Patricia Saville Voehl.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 111643
"Among the finest American portrait prints of the nineteenth century": Rare E.C. Middleton oleographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Cincinnati : E.C. Middleton, 1864.
Rare oloegraphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln by E.C. Middleton. With Middleton’s Warranted Oil Colors imprint to the verso of the frame dated 1864. Between 1861 and 1873, E.C. Middleton of Cincinnati published a series oval oleographic portraits intended to have the appearance of oil paintings including thirteen “Portraits of American Statesmen and Heroes.” Middleton invented the method of oleography which used the process of chromolithographic printing with oil based inks mounted on canvas. The portraits were exclusively sold in frames directly through agents by subscription. In fine condition. Framed. The portrait measures 17 inches by 14 inches. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 109547
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA AND CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Royal Christmas card bearing a full-color family photograph of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Charles, Prince of Wales and signed by Diana, “Valerie- [With all Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year] “from Charles” and “Diana.” The card measures 14 inches by 6 inches, embossed with the Royal Order of the Garter motto and Spencer family coat of arms. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 89154
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.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 29015
"It always seems impossible until it's done": First Edition of Mandela: A Life; Inscribed by Nelson Mandela
Cape Town: Sunbird Publishers, 2007.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on the life of Nelson Mandela. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly inscribed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the front free endpaper. Preface by Adrian Hadland. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 67435
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by the Prince of Wales. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated by Prince Charles on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With a signed letter from St. James’s Palace that enclosed is this signed example given for a charity auction. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 119648
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA AND CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Royal Christmas card bearing a full-color family photograph of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Charles, Prince of Wales, “Valerie – from Charles” and Diana, Princess of Wales, “Diana.” The Christmas card measures 14 inches by 6 inches, embossed with the Royal Order of the Garter motto and Spencer family coat of arms. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 89154
Rare Easter greeting card signed by Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana has written in the ‘Forever Friends’ greeting card, “Dearest Chrissie, Wishing you & Keith a very Happy Easter. With fondest love from, Diana. x.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 101497
Kent: A.G. Bishop & Sons, Ltd, c. 1965.
Second edition of Mandela’s Rivonia Speech. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed and dated on the front panel, “NMandela 25.3.05.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 125089
Rare photograph of Golda Meir embracing an Israeli soldier. Signed by her in the upper right corner of the photograph, “Golda Meir.” Matted and framed with a gilt presentation engraving which reads, “Presented to the United States Jewish Appeal Prime Minister’s Mission August, 1971. The photograph is also annotated in gilt lettering, “Her Excellency, Prime Minister Golda Meir June 9, 1967.” In very good condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 124052
First Edition of John Kenneth Galbraith's Ambassador's Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years; inscribed by him to close friend Elaine Steinbeck
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969.
First edition of Galbraith’s personal account of his tenure as the 7th United States Ambassador to India. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Elaine Steinbeck with much love from John Galbraith – 1969.” The recipient, Elaine Steinbeck and her husband, great American writer John Steinbeck first met Galbraith in the early 1950s while on a holiday on St. John in the Virgin Islands and he and John would exchange letters for years following this initial meeting. Although known for being an economist, Galbraith had a background in agriculture, majoring in animal husbandry and received his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in agricultural economics from the University of California, Berkeley, so he was well acquainted with the issues that were brought to light in Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath. He and Steinbeck were both passionate about politics and worked together on Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign. The Steinbecks attended JFK’s inauguration with the Galbraiths, and their discussions regarding JFK’s inauguration speech were recorded on video as part of Robert Drew’s documentary for ABC Close-up show called “Adventures on the New Frontier.” Galbraith’s works influenced many of Steinbeck’s later books, including Travels with Charley, America and Americans, and The Winter of our Discontent. From the library of John and Elaine Steinbeck. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 125017
First edition of The Presidential Power: the politics of leadership; warmly inscribed by Richard Neustadt
New York and London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1960.
Rare first edition of Neustadt’s fundamental examination of presidential power, which upon publication immediately prompted John F. Kennedy to hire him as his advisor, speechwriter and confidante. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Lou Kushnick with warm regards and the hope that he’ll enjoy the career we got him into! Richard E. Neustadt November 26,1962.” The recipient Lou Kushnick is an academic specializing in race relations and a was a friend of the author. With Kushnick’s name in pencil to the front free endpaper, a few notes in the recipients hand, near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 117229
Royal Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from us both, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 16 inches by 6 inches.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 101532
Royal Christmas card bearing two royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Warmly inscribed by Princess Diana, “To you both, from the four of us Diana” and signed by Prince Charles “and Charles.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 112971
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED BY PRINCESS DIANA; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TWO YOUNG PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY
Royal 1992 Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original black and white photograph of the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from the four of us, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 12 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 103875
Royal 1983 Christmas card bearing two royal seals and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William. Inscribed by Prince Charles, “To you both, Charles and” signed by Princess Diana, “Diana.” In near fine condition.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 114638
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": Limited First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc, 1971.
Signed limited first edition, number 1327 one of 2000 copies. Signed beneath the photographic frontispiece by David Ben-Gurion. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 118048
Rare autograph of diplomat, economist, and author who served as secretary general of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash. Boldly signed “Dag Hammarskjold, 1 Februari 1960,” on a 3.5 inch by 2 inch card, which is affixed to a white 8.25 inch by 11.75 inch mount bearing an attached portrait of Hammarskjold. In fine condition.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 117232
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929.
Signed limited first edition of the 30th President of the United States’ autobiography. One of a 1,000 signed copies. Octavo, original quarter cloth, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 124998
First edition of Henry Kissinger's Years of Upheaval; lengthily inscribed by him to American journalist Bill Safire
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982.
First edition of Kissinger’s candid account of the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, detailing the Watergate scandal and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs and maps. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bill Safire, My sometimes uninvited and permanent gadfly. From his friend, Henry A. Kissinger.” The recipient, William Safire, was an important American author, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign in the 1960 Presidential race, and again in 1968. Following Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a presidential speechwriter for both Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew. He was a frequent guest on Meet The Press, describing himself as the voice of “libertarian conservatives” and authored several political columns, most notably his weekly column “On Language” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine from 1979 until the month of his death in 2009. He authored two books on grammar and linguistics: The New Language of Politics (1968) and what Zimmer called Safire’s “magnum opus,” Safire’s Political Dictionary. Safire later served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 1995 to 2004 and in 2006 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Author photograph by Bern Schwartz. A fine association.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 124894
Large original photograph signed by first ladies Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, Betty Ford and Hillary Clinton
Original black and white photograph of First Ladies Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, and Betty Ford. Signed by all four in addition to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is not pictured. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15 inches. Elegantly presented.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 99836
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to former New York United States Senator Patrick Moynihan, “To Pat- Thanks for the visit- Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Clinton successfully filled the New York Senate seat left by Moynihan in 2000. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Purchased from the library of Moynihan. A nice association linking these two political icons.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 5387
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so": Rare Honorary Dinner Program; Signed by French General Charles de Gaulle
Rare original dinner program from the Honorary Dinner For His Excellency General Charles de Gaulle held in New York City on April 26th, 1960, boldly signed by him. Quarto, 8 pages, string bound. Signed by Charles de Gaulle on the front cover of the program. The program includes listings of the presidents, officers, directors, and honorary members of the Alliance Francaise de New York, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, and The France-America Society. In very good condition. Rare and desirable signed by General de Gaulle.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 92469
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big": Trump: The Art of the Deal; Inscribed by Donald J. Trump
New York: Random House, 1987.
First edition of Trump’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Paul Best Donald J. Trump.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Jacket photograph by Michele Singer.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 124549
Color photograph of Nelson Mandela seated with Kofi Annan. Boldly signed, ”N. Mandela, 15.3.2000.” Double-matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.25 inches by 12.25 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 33094
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1950.
First editions of the personal letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panels, 2 volumes, illustrated. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Mr. Earle Koons with warm regards and good wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt.” Edited by Elliot Roosevelt. Assisted by Joseph P. Lash. In fine condition. The original slipcase shows some of the usual wear.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 68004
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by both Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier. In fine condition in the original slipcase, which is fine condition. One of 500 numbered copies.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 48738
Photograph portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower inscribed, “For Henry Sage Dunning, A veteran of World World I and a distinguished member of Columbia’s family, with admiration and affectionate regard, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 19 inches.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 20040
"LET THE WORD GO FORTH FROM THIS TIME AND PLACE, TO FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE, THAT THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION OF AMERICANS": Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy
Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The collection includes a menu from the Inauguration Luncheon held on January 20th 1961 at the United States Senate Restaurant, invitations to Inaugural Ball an Inaugural Gala held at the National Guard Armory, a response card to the Gala, and four presentation photos of Kennedy with facsimile inscrisption, “For Donald S. Carmichael – with warm regards – John F. Kennedy.” All items are in fine condition. An exceptional collection.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 96015
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1879.
Finely bound example of Horne’s biography of Napoleon Bonaparte with a fore-edge painting of him. Octavo, bound in full morocco with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and read panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt with a fore-edge painting. With additions by S.R. Townshend Mayer. Illustrated with several hundred designs by Raffet and Horace Vernet, tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of Napoleon. With the original cloth cover adhered to the front pastedown. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 122443
New York: Doubleday Press, 1987.
First edition, signed Limited edition. Octavo, original blue leather, all edges gilt. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by George Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 7292
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition 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.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 115782
First Edition of Balfour's Nationality and Home Rule; Inscribed by Him to Sir Harry Kottingham Newton
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1913.
First edition of this work by the British Prime Minister and issuer of the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Octavo, bound in full tan russia by Harrods Ltd., original printed wrappers bound in, marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “H. K. Newton, with the kindest regards of Arthur James Balfour Ap. 1914.” The recipient, Sir Harry Kottingham Newton was a Conservative Politician, M.P. for Harwich from 1910-1922. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 116882
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few": First Appearance of Winston Churchill's Famous Speech
A Speech by The Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940.
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, The Baynard Press, 1940.
First edition of one of Winston Churchill’s most famous speeches. Octavo, original gray wrappers. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 120941
New York: Random House, 2007.
First edition, early printing of “this compelling personal story” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Darlene Dolson With best wishes Joe 8.25.07.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Stevenson.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117774
Autographed signed letter from Chief Justice Warren Burger to the Chief Judge of the Second Court of Appeals Irving Kaufman on The Supreme Court letterhead. The letter reads, “Dear Irving, Today is a significant milestone in your fine judicial career and an important one in the Judiciary because of that fact. Few judges brought to their work the rich background of scholarship and broad experience in practice and the trial bench as you did. I wish for you- and for all of us- that you will have good health and many more years of service in the courts. Cordially Warren E. Burger Nov. 1, 1969.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 38008
Rare Original Photograph of Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor administering the vice presidential oath of office to Dan Quayle; Signed by both O'Connor and Quayle
January 20, 1989.
Rare original photograph of Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor administering the vice presidential oath of office to Dan Quayle. Signed by Sandra Day O’Connor and inscribed by Dan Quayle, “Rami Lasman With Best Wishes – Dan Quayle.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 101584
Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1892.
First edition of Balfour’s Inaugural Address delivered on his installation as Lord Rector . Octavo, bound in full calf with Balfour’s signature stamped in gilt to the front panel. Presentation copy, inscribed by Arthur James Balfour on the front free endpaper, “‘B. Mallet, with the kindest regards of Arthur James Balfour. 18.8.92.” The recipient, Bernard Mallet, later Sir Bernard Mallet, was a civil servant who served as Balfour’s private secretary. Later, he was Registrar General and President of the Royal Statistical Society from 1916 to 1918. He married Marie Adeane, who at various times was a Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and had two sons, one of whom was Sir Victor Mallet, the diplomat. In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117521