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Photograph of Harry S. Truman holding the iconic Chicago Daily Tribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman"; inscribed by him
Original photograph of Harry S. Truman holding the iconic Chicago Daily Tribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Inscribed by Truman beneath the photograph, “Kindest Regards to Myra Lee Phillips, Harry S. Truman, White House, Jan. 28, 1949.” Triple matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21 inches by 17 inches.
"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.
"Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much": Rare Typed Letter Signed by Harry S. Truman as President to Lewis Strauss
: February 2, 1951
Rare typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman as President. One page on White House stationary, the letter is dated February 2, 1951 and addressed to the Honorable Lewis Strauss, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York. The letter reads: “Dear Admiral: I can’t tell you how very much I appreciated your letter of January twenty-ninth about Margaret’s acting at the performance for the Cancer Research Fund. Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much. Sincerely Yours, Harry Truman.” The recipient, Lewis Strauss, was a Jewish-American businessman, philanthropist, public office holder, and naval officer. He was a major figure in the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the United States. After the deaths of both of his parents from cancer, Strauss established a fund for physics research to develop better radiation treatment for cancer patients. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches.
Signed photograph of President Harry S. Truman and his Cabinet meeting on August 10, 1945, after the Japanese Surrender. Photograph is signed in the order the men are sitting, left to right: Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson; Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach; National Housing Agency Chairman John B. Blandford, Jr.; War Production Board Chairman Julius Krug; War Mobilization Director John W. Snyder; Office of Economic Stabilization Director William H. Davis; Foreign Economics Administrator Leo Crowley; Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace; Under Secretary of the Interior Abe Fortas; Postmaster General Robert Hannegan; Secretary of War Henry Stimson; Secretary of State James Byrnes; President Harry S. Truman; Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vinson; Attorney General Tom Clark; Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Matted and framed. Rare and desirable.
"With kindest regards and happy memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A": Harry Truman signed photograph
Large black and white photograph of the Senate Committee investigation headed by Harry Truman into the $40 million contract for wartime planes with Howard Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser, lengthily inscribed by Truman, “To my good friend and Committee Councilor Charles Patrick Clark, with kindest regards and happy memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A. Harry Truman, Chm, Independence, Mar. 15, ’57.” To the sides of the inscription Truman has listed those in attendance. In near fine condition. The photograph measures 13.5 inches by 10.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 19 inches.
Photograph of President Harry S. Truman having his arm raised at the 1947 Democratic National Convention. Inscribed by Truman, “To Joseph J. Fracelli, From Harry S. Truman, 12/7/66.” On the verso of the photograph bears a Harry S. Truman Library stamp. In near fine condition.
London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1962
First edition of Landau’s biography of Hassan II King of Morocco. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mrs. John F. Kennedy, with the author’s profound respect and great admiration, Rom Landau, February 1964.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company 1919
First edition of this collection of speeches. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication to the Governor of Minnesota, “With my thanks to a stalwart American, Honorable J.A.A. Burnquist with regards Calvin Coolidge November, 19, 19.” The recipient, A.A. Burnquist served in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1909 to 1911, was elected the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 1912, and then served as the 19th Governor of Minnesota from December 30, 1915 to January 5, 1921. After leaving government for nearly 18 years to practice law, Burnquist returned to serve as Minnesota Attorney General from January 2, 1939 until January 3, 1955 — the second longest tenure of any individual to hold that position. In near fine condition. An excellent association copy.
Calvin Coolidge's Have Faith in Massachusetts; Inscribed by Him and in the rare original dust jacket
Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company 1919
Second enlarged edition of this collection of speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Coolidge. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To John S. Connally with regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Near fine in a good dust jacket with loss to the crown and foot of the spine and tape. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed.
First Edition of Health Security: The President's Report to the American People; Inscribed by Hillary Clinton
New York : Simon and Schuster 1993
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed by Hillary Clinton on the front free endpaper, “To Ann Marie and Hank Dullea with best wishes Hillary Rodham Clinton.” In near fine condition.
New York : Scribner 2001
First edition of this collection of excerpts from President Bush’s speeches and other writings. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by George Bush on the title page. Compiled and edited by Jim McGrath. Introduction by Barbara Bush.
New York : The Macmillan Company 1932
First edition of this early work on President Hoover. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Hoover. Warmly inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Rare original photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Iowan Governor William Beardsley seated in an automobile which was part of the August 1954 Iowa State Fair Parade. Boldly signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover, and inscribed by Beardsley, “For the Ken Brownes, Wm. S. Beardsley,”Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Herbert Hoover dated April 25, 1960 and addressed to Kenneth Browne, “Dear Mr. Browne: I do appreciate your sending me that Indian version of the 23rd Psalm. It was most gracious of you. Yours faithfully, “Herbert Hoover.” Both the photograph and letter are in near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by Eisenhower and Hoover.
“When all else fails, men turn to reason": First Edition of Heritage: Civilization and the Jews; Inscribed by Abba Eban
New York : Summit Books 1984
First edition. Quarto, original half cloth. Inscribed by Abba Eban on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
FIRST EDITION OF KENNETH MACLEAY’S HIGHLANDERS OF SCOTLAND INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA TO HER SON PRINCE ARTHUR
Highlanders of Scotland: Being a Series of Portraits, With Biographical and Historical Notices, Illustrative of the Principal Clans and Followings, and the Retainers of the Royal Household at Balmoral, In the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
London : Mr. [John] Mitchell, Publisher to Her Majesty 1874
First edition of this work, inscribed by Queen Victoria to her son Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Dear Arthur from his devoted Mother VR Balmoral Oct. 2, 1874.” Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, all edges gilt, illustrated with 31 mounted albumen photo prints. In near fine condition, with Arthur’s armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Over the course of their seventeen-year marriage Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had nine children: Victoria (b. 1840), Albert Edward (b. 1841), Alice (b. 1843), Alfred (b. 1844), Helena (b. 1846), Louise (b. 1848), Arthur (b. 1850), Leopold (b. 1853) and Beatrice (b. 1857). Their seventh child and third son, Prince Arthur served as the Governor General of Canada, the tenth since Canadian Confederation and the only British prince to do so. In 1910 he was appointed Grand Prior of the Order of St John and held this position until 1939. He performed several royal duties throughout his lifetime, served 40 years in the British Army, and acted as the King’s, and thus the Canadian Commander-in-Chief’s, representative through the first years of the First World War. Though he retired from public life in 1928, he continued to make his presence known in the army well into the Second World War, before his death in 1942. He was Queen Victoria’s last surviving son. An exceptional association copy.