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Christmas card which reads, “Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt extends her very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Additionally signed above by Eleanor Roosevelt, “To ______ all my love E.R.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition. Measures 11.5 inches by 16 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 5822
Public Papers of the Presidents: Harry S. Truman 1948: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the Presidents; January 1 to December 31, 1948.
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1964.
First edition of Truman’s papers from 1948. Thick octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by President Truman to his nephew and niece opposite the title page in the year of publication, “To Fred and Audrey Truman from Uncle Harry with very best wishes 11-28-64.” In near fine condition. A nice association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 45018
First edition of this tribute to President Roosevelt with contributions by Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston S. Churchill and Clement Atlee, a selection of excerpts from the speeches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and a biographical note illustrated with photographs. Octavo, original wrappers, illustrated. In near fine condition. Rare.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 123823
“History is the memory of States": First Edition of Henry Kissinger's first Book A World Restored; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957.
First edition of Kissinger’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a touch of wear.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 101303
First edition pamphlet of Charles M. Schwab's Address delivered at the Memorial Service of Andrew Carnegie; inscribed by him
Address Delivered at the Memorial Service Held in Honor of Andrew Carnegie Tuesday, November 25 1919.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Music Hall, 1919.
First edition of Charles M. Schwab’s Address at the Memorial Service of his mentor Andrew Carnegie. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Charles M. Schwab on the front free endpaper, “To my friend George Steelman, with sincere regards, C. M. Schwab.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117152
Signed note by Jawaharlal Nehru in both Sanskrit and English dated Nov. 1961. Matted and framed with a black and white photograph of Nehru. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 17.5 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 74072
“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever": Rare original White House card Signed by President William Howard Taft
Rare original White House card inscribed by President William Howard Taft, “For Robert H. Schutz of Hartford, with best wishes, Wm. H. Taft, Feb 21st, 1913.” Double matted and framed with a medallion of Taft by Barber. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 9 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 96012
Rare House of Lords Doc. 20, Minutes of Proceedings, December 10, 1936, printing Edward VIII's "Instrument of Abdication" in which he officially renounces claim to the Throne
House of Lords Doc. 20, Minutes of Proceedings, December 10, 1936, Printing Edward VIII’s “Instrument of Abdication” in which he officially renounces claim to the Throne.
Rare extract from the printed Minutes and a singular moment in British royal history. “Abdication of Edward R. I.” in blue pencil at top right. Framed such that both sides of the document can be read, visible portion of the unfolded sheet measures 16 x 12.5 inches; frame measures 22.5 inches by 20 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 119889
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.
First edition of the third volume in Andrews’ intimate biography of Mahatma Ghandi, as was related to him by Gandhi himself. Octavo, original boards, frontispiece portrait of Gandhi. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 121904
Autograph Letter signed by Greek Statesman Eleftherios Venizelos to American mining engineer and diplomat John Hays Hammond
One folding page letter hand-written and signed by “the father of modern Greece,” Eleftherios Venizelos. Dated December 24th, 1921 on letterhead from the El Mirasol in Santa Barbara, California, the letter reads “To Mr. John Hays Hammond El Mirasol. My dear Mr. Hammond, We are giving a very small luncheon party here on the 26th and Madame Venizelos & I would be delighted if Mrs. Hammond, Miss Hammond and yourself would give us the great pleasure of your company at 4 p.m. on the day. Very Sincerely yours, E.K. Venizelos.” The recipient, John Hays Hammond was a successful American mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. A close friend of President William Howard Taft, Hays was appointed a special United States Ambassador and became chairman of the U.S. Coal Commission in 1922. A nice association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 82454
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.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 95247
Address of President Coolidge before the Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Signed by Him
Chicago: Government Printing Office, 1925.
First edition of this address by President Coolidge. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Calvin Coolidge. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom folding case.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 119470
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Dated November 18, 1917, the letter is on Holmes’ Supreme Court of the United States letterhead and addressed to Howard Jacobs. The letter reads, “Dear Sir, A visit to Harris & Ewing and inspection of their proofs left me unable to believe that any of those shown me correspond to the one I sighted this morning. Therefore if you are willing to adhere to your kind offer, I should be greatly obliged if you would get them to send me a proof of the one you identify. I want half a dozen, but I want to be sure I get the same. O.W. Holmes.” In very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 115358
Rare Photograph Signed by Charles, Prince of Wales is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history, as well as the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958. Born in Buckingham Palace in 1948 as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th, 1981 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London; the ceremony reached a global television audience of over 750 million viewers. The royal couple had two sons, princes Harry and William who became second and third in the line of succession to the British throne.
Rare photograph of Prince Charles and his staff taken during the 1994 Royal Tour. Signed and dated by Prince Charles, “Charles 1994.” One of eleven original photographs presented by Prince Charles to his staff, this photograph was given to Sergeant Ron Lewis who is standing in the center of the back row of the photograph. In fine condition. A nice example.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 95805
Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State College Press, 1954.
First edition of “Ding” Darling’s editorial cartoons regarding President Hoover. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hoover on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne the good wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Additionally inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To the Ken Brownes With warm appreciation of friendship and kindred association over many years to you and all those who like Hoover hold high respect for the responsibilities of good citizenship in practice as well as idealism. Sincerely Jay N. Darling Ding.” Edited by John M. Henry. Introduction by W.W. Waymack. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 102472
“THE ONLY THING NEW IN THIS WORLD IS THE HISTORY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW”: First Signed Limited Edition of President Trumans Mr. Citizen; One of 1,000 copies signed by President Truman
New York: Bernard Geis, 1960.
First signed limited edition of this collection of articles written by President Truman after leaving the White House. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, illustrated. One of 1000 copies signed by Harry Truman, this is Number 668. Fine in the rare original slipcase and acetate jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 120397
"You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies": First Edition of The Rabin Memoirs; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1979.
First edition in English of the memoirs of Yitzhak Rabin. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Ruth and Allan Leigler with best wishes Y. Rabin 10.24.79.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Renfer. Photograph by Magnum photographer Leonard Freed.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 99148
"You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies": First Edition of The Rabin Memoirs; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication to Lord Peart
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1979.
First edition in English of the memoirs of Yitzhak Rabin. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs and five maps. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title in the year of publication, “To Lord Peart with great respect Y. Rabin 7.12.79.” The recipient Fred Peart was a British Labour politician who served in the Labour governments of the 1960s and 1970s and was a candidate for Deputy Leader of the Party. In 1976, Peart was created a life peer serving as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal at a time when the Labour faction in the Lords was tiny compared to the vast Tory majority, mainly composed of hereditary peers. After Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 election, Peart continued as Leader of the Labour Peers and thus became Shadow Leader of the House of Lords. He served in those roles until 1982. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 118518
First Edition of The President Speaks: "A More Beautiful America": Inscribed by LBJ to Florida Senator George Smathers
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1965.
First edition of this collection of speeches from President Lyndon Johnson. Quarto, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To George Smathers from his devoted friend. Lyndon B. Johnson.” The recipient, George Smathers was a United States senator from Florida from 1951-1969, and close friends of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Illustrated throughout from photographs by Ansel Adams, plus one by Wynn Bullock. Booklet “Message on Natural Beauty” by Johnson loose in rear endpaper pocket as issued. Near fine in a fine slipcase. A nice association.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 56030
Rare Republic of China official card signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. One page with the embossed symbol of the White Sun. Signed in Chinese by Chiang Kai-shek. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 117483
M. de Bourrienne's Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte; With a Fore-Edge Painting of Napoleon leading his troops to battle
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte: With a Fore-Edge Painting of Napoleon Leading His Troops to Battle. [Fore-Edge Painting].
London: Scott, Webster & Geary, 1836.
Rare finely bound example of the Memoirs of Napoleon with a fine fore-edge painting of Napoleon on horseback leading his troops to battle. 12mo. bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt vignettes to the front and rear panels, gilt turn ins, all edges gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 98390
“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all": Signed Photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru
Signed photograph of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Signed and dated by Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru 1957.” Accompanied by the original typed transmittal letter signed by Nehru, dated 21st June 1957 , and addressed to Mr. Tore Johansen which reads, ‘Dear friend, I have received you letter of the 20th June 1957 for which I thank you. I am sending you a photograph of mine. With all good wishes to you, “Yours sincerely Jawaharlal Nehru.”‘ In fine condition. The photograph measures 5.5 inches by 4.75 inches.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 104620
"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
London: Cassell & Company, 1948-54.
First editions of Churchill’s World War II masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes, original black cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated with plates and maps (many of which are folding); charts and tables. Each are near fine in very good dust jackets.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 111451
"HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE SOUL OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY, BECAUSE HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE VERY SOUL OF OUR SENSE OF NATIONHOOD": FIRST EDITION OF KEEPING FAITH; INSCRIBED BY JIMMY CARTER TO LLOYD BENTSEN
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition of the 39th President of the United States’ memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by President Carter to former four-term United States Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen on a Presidential bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, “To Lloyd Bentsen J. Carter.” The recipient, Lloyd Millard Bentsen, ran as the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket and served as the the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. As a primary architect of the Clinton economic plan, Bentsen contributed to a $500 billion reduction in the deficit, launching the longest period of economic growth since World War II. More than 5 million new jobs were created during his tenure as Secretary. Bentsen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 119599
“THE ONLY THING NEW IN THIS WORLD IS THE HISTORY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW”: President Trumans Mr. Citizen; Inscribed by Him
New York: Bernard Geis, 1960.
First edition, early printing of this collection of articles written by President Truman after leaving the White House. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page, “To Theodore R Racoosin from Harry Truman Kind regards.” The recipient, Theodore Racoosin was a noted Jewish leader, who was active in many major undertakings for Israel in the United States. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 111871
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.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 5313
London: Longmans, Green, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fourth book and personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In near fine condition.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 115789
"If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert": First Edition of Days of David Ben-Gurion; Signed by the First Prime Minister of Israel
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1967.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated account of the first prime minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David Ben-Gurion on the title page. Edited by Ohad Zamora, Mordechai Barkai, Nahum Pundak and Israel Stockmann. Introduction by S.Y. Agnon. Fine in a fine pictorial acetate dust jacket.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 111748
"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.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 59088
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.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 71053
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.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 90406
"What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?": First Edition of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts; Signed by Antonin Scalia
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/ West, 2012.
First edition of this work, which offers concise, articulate and reasoned discussions on reading and interpreting law. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Antonin Scalia on the half-title page. During the signing of this book, Justice Scalia spilled coffee on it affecting the outer pages, very good in a very good dust jacket. Foreword by Frank H. Easternbrook.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 123773
First Edition of The President Speaks: "A More Beautiful America...": Inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson to Reverend William M. Baxter
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1965.
First edition of this collection of speeches from President Lyndon Johnson. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams, ‘A Message on Natural Beauty by Lyndon Baines Johnson’ inserted into a pocket affixed to the verso of the rear panel. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Jean and Bill Baxter from their friend Lyndon B. Johnson.” The recipients, Rev. William M. Baxter and his wife Jean were close friends of Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson who had attended Baxter’s services since his days as Senate majority leader and continued to do so throughout his presidency. The Johnson family attended Baxter’s Sunday morning service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southeast Washington two days after Johnson took the presidential oath aboard Air Force One in Dallas, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. They stayed after the sermon for coffee hour for only one half-hour before Johnson was spirited away by the Secret Service moments after the subsequent assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald. The sermon Baxter delivered at the service was televised nationwide and is now preserved in the National Archives. Fine in the original pictorial slipcase which is in near fine condition.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 110717
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.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 49062
"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.
Price: $1,050.00 Item Number: 80033
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.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 100004
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.
Price: $1,000.00 Item Number: 19042
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. George London from Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient George London was a concert and operatic bass-baritone. After performing widely with tenor Mario Lanza and soprano Frances Yeend as part of the Bel Canto Trio in 1947–48, London was engaged by the Vienna State Opera, where he scored his first major success in 1949. In 1950, he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 119172