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Signed by Justices Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Steward, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackmun and Bryon White.
Large photograph from the 1970’s of the Burger Court, signed by each justice. The justices are Warren Burger, Byron R. White, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., William Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, and Harry Blackmun. Inscribed in the upper right corner, “For Ambassador Ralph E. Becker. Ralph Elihu Becker, Sr. was an American Ambassador to Honduras from 1976–1977 under the Ford administration. He was a founding trustee of the National Center for the Performing Arts and served as its general counsel during the Eisenhower administration and until 1976. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 95321
"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; Inscribed by Her to First Lady Nancy Reagan
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975.
First edition of Meir’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page to First Lady Nancy Reagan, “To dearest Nancy, thinking of you Golda.” In 1969 and the early 1970s, Meir met with many world leaders to promote her vision of peace in the Middle East, including Richard Nixon (1969), Nicolae Ceaușescu (1972) and Pope Paul VI (1973). Ronald Reagan introduced Meir at a banquet given by the Jewish community at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on October 1st 1969, while serving as California’s 33rd Governor, which is likely where Nancy and Meir’s friendship began. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman. An exceptional association.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 96151
The Naval War of 1812 or the History of the United States Navy During the Last War With Great Britain.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1882.
Rare first edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s landmark first book. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles the spine in gilt, gilt vignette to the front panel.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 92868
Rare original painting of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After a photograph by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. Scottish photographer Alexander Gardner immigrated to the United States in 1856 where he became best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln’s assassination. In near fine condition. In a period frame. The entire piece measures 20.75 by 16.75 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 95830
Progressive era “Battle Flag” from 1912 with a printed portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at the center surrounded by the text “Progressive/Roosevelt 1912 Battle Flag”, with the initials “D & C” at the lower left. The flag measures 21 inches by 24 inches. Frustrated that he did not win the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 1912, Roosevelt founded the Progressive or the “Bull Moose” party in order to challenge the Republican incumbent William Howard Taft. Both would ultimately lose to Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Framed. An exceptional example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 78674
"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War; Finely Bound by In Full Morocco
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 & Co, 1948-54.
First editions of Winston Churchill’s masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in full morocco by Henderson and Bisset, gilt titles and ruled to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, maps present. In near fine condition. A nice set.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 107873
Large signed color photograph of Nelson Mandela while President of South Africa, boldly signed “NMandela 20.1.95.” The photograph measures 15 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20.5 inches by 15.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 109334
"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.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 94776
Large format etching of President Theodore Roosevelt by Hungarian artist Jacques Reich, signed by Roosevelt. Additionally signed and annotated by the artist, “Jacques Reich, Printed from the copper.” In near fine condition. The etching measures 16 inches by 20 inches.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 118142
Kent: A.G. Bishop & Sons, Ltd, c. 1965.
Second edition of Mandela’s Rivonia Speech. Signed and dated on the front panel, “NMandela 31.8.05.” In near fine condition.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 46025
"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 4680
"There can be peace in the world": First edition of Growing Toward Peace; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor
New York: Random House, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor opposite the title page. Light fading to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Laid in is a publicity photograph of both authors. This is the first example we have seen signed by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 5476
New York: George Lockwood, 1853.
From the library of President James A. Garfield. Signed on the front free endpaper with the ownership signature, “J. A. Garfield, M.C.” Garfield’s personal bookplate, “Inter Folia Fructus, Library of James A. Garfield,” is on the front pastedown. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 58003
“ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TREATISES ON WAR THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN”: FIRST EDITIONS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL'S THE WORLD CRISIS; IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927.
True first editions of the first two volumes of Churchill’s The World Crisis. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with numerous maps (many folding), charts, facsimiles, photographs. Near fine in the rare original dust jackets with light wear.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 103784
John F. Kennedy Engraved Portrait; Signed by Ronald Reagan as Governor of California and 24 State and Lieutenant Governors
Original engraved portrait of President John F. Kennedy signed by President Ronald Reagan as Governor of California and 24 State and Lieutenant Governors including: Nelson Rockefeller, John B. Connally, Tim Babcock, Jack Williams, Don Samuelson, John J. McKeith, Walter J. Hickel, and others. With a 13-cent “John F. Kennedy” stamp, cancelled on the anniversary of JFK’s birthday, May 29th 1967. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 16.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 94707
Arms and the Covenant. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.
London: George G. Harrap, 1938.
First edition of this collection of speeches, signed by Churchill’s son Randolph who was the editor of this volume. Octavo, original cloth, photographic frontispiece of Churchill. Signed on the front free endpaper, “Inscribed by Randolph S. Churchill.” In near fine condition.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 115632
Autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant as President. Addressed to the Attorney General of the United States Edwards Pierrepont the letter reads, “Elizabeth, N.J. Sept. 2nd 1876 Dear Judge, While in Utica Judge Hunt spoke to me of the importance of appointing a member to Judge Woodruff at as early as a day as practicable on account of the great amount of business before the court. I do not know of any lawyer in the circuit to whom to tender the position when it should be Senator Edmunds and he I should dislike to see leave the Senate. But you are well acquainted with the Bar in that circuit and its wants, and can no doubt suggest the right man for the place. If you will send me a commission therefore to St. Louis so as to reach me there between the 24th and 28th either filled up of the name blank, with suggestions as to the best man I will sign and return it. Very truly your humble servant U.S. Grant.” Grant appointed Pierrepont Attorney General of the United States on April 26, 1875. When he assumed the office, Pierrepont immediately implemented overdue reform in the South’s U.S. Marshal and U.S. Attorney departments including extensive investigations into the conduct of the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals, exposing fraud and corruption. Double matted and framed with a carte de visite of Grant. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 21.75 inches by 15.75 inches.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 101208
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both": Signed Limited Editions Of President Eisenhowers Mandate For Change and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961
The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1963-65.
Signed limited first editions, each one of 1500 copies. Two volumes, thick octavo, pictorial endpapers, original tan cloth, original slipcases. Both are fine condition with the original acetate dust jacket, which are in near fine condition. The slipcases are in very good condition with some toning.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 45027
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends": First Editions of The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Each Inscribed by President Hoover
The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941: Three Volume Complete Set.
New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952.
First editions of each volume in Hoover’s memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes, illustrated. Each volume is inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Each are near fine in near fine dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. Includes an original photograph of Hoover with his Belgian shepherd King Tut. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and in the first printing.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 94356
First edition of Letters of Feodora Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg From 1828 to 1872; inscribed by Queen Victoria
London: Spottiswoode & Co, 1874.
Rare first edition of the collected letters of Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Queen Victoria’s half-sister. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Queen Victoria on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Arthur Phelps from Victoria Reg Sept. 5 1874.” Princess Feodora was Queen Victoria’s maternal half-sister, and lived with the young Victoria at Kensington palace. Twelve years younger than Feodora, Victoria was devoted to her elder sister, and they continued to correspond throughout their lives. In near fine condition with rubbing to the extremities. Rare.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 117104