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"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 original invitation collection from the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy
Rare collection of original invitation materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The collection includes an official “Inauguration Ceremonies” program, a green admission pass marked “Senate Steps” admitting the bearer to the Senate Wing Steps, a blank “Inaugural Concert” ticket order form with envelope, and photographic portraits of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson with facsimile signatures. With the original Congress of the United States envelope which contained the collection. All items are in fine condition. An exceptional collection.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 90374
New Haven: Yale University Library Gazette, 1961.
Signed limited first edition, number 79 of 100 examples, signed by Earle B. Mayfield. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition. Edited by John S. Mayfield. With an original signed letter from the editor laid in.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 112069
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't": First Edition of The Downing Street Years; Signed by Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev
London: HarperCollins, 1993.
First edition of Thatcher’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 109133
"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; SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition of the 39th President of the United States’ memoir. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 116599
"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, one of 2000 copies, this is number 1877. Signed beneath the photographic frontispiece by David Ben-Gurion. Thick quarto, original full dark blue morocco, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 101948
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. In near fine condition.
Price: Item Number: 119982
Black and white photograph of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, signed by each below the photograph. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 12 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 109355
“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE": First Edition of Martin Luther's King Jr.'s Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?; inscribed by him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.
First edition of King’s “last grand expression of his vision” (Cornel West). Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Wilfred Cohen, In appreciation for your great support. Martin Luther King Jr.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Jacket photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bob Fitch. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $16,000.00 Item Number: 109435
Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.5 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 109556
"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
Rare framed autograph of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. Boldly signed, “R.E. Lee Genl.” Double matted and frame with an engraved portrait of Lee and silver plaque which reads, “Robert E. Lee 1807-1870 United States Army 1829-1870 Confederate Army General 1861-1865.” In fine condition. The entire piece measures 23.5 inches by 12.5 inches. A rare and desirable large autograph from Lee.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 109567
"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
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965.
First edition of Reagan’s biography covering his years in Hollywood. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “To Harry With every good wish Ronald Reagan.” Reagan has also corrected in his hand the word “Honey” opposite the title page to “Nancy.” Near fine in a very good jacket. Jacket design Ned Glattauer.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 109855
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.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 110923
Photograph of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence; Signed by President Truman
Original photograph of The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, boldly inscribed and dated in 1967 by President Harry S. Truman. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 111099
"People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power": Signed Limited Edition Of President Clintons Autobiography "My Life"
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
Signed limited edition of President William Jefferson Clinton’s Autobiography. Thick octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, original slipcase, illustrated. Fine in a fine slipcase, in the original shrink wrap. Signed by Bill Clinton, one of 1500 numbered examples.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 117789
First Edition of Jack Maguire's A President's Country; inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Correspondent Jack Horner
Austin: The Alcade Press, 1964.
First edition of Texan writer Jack Maguire’s work on “Hill Country” Texas, where Lyndon B. Johnson was born, raised, attended college, and ran for his first public office. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with drawings by Mac Tatchell. Association copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the dedication page, “To Jack and Leota Horner with affection and respect Lyndon B. Johnson July 9, 1966.” The recipient, White House Correspondent Garnett D. Jack Horner, served as President of the White House Correspondents Association and covered Presidents from FDR to Gerald Ford. President Johnson often invited favored reporters to the LBJ Ranch, including Horner on multiple occasions throughout his Presidency. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 110294
"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
Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1995.
Signed limited first edition of work on Austin, Texas. Quarto, bound in full leather, illustrated throughout, original slipcase. Signed by six Texas Governors including George W. Bush. At the time of the publication of this book George W. Bush was Governor of Texas. Signed in order from top to bottom of page: Ann Richards, Mark White, Dolph Briscoe, Preston Smith, W. P. Clements, and George W. Bush. This special edition was limited to 1000 copies of which this is 306. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $725.00 Item Number: 109829