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"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
New York: Norton, 2002.
First edition of this collection of African folktales chosen and introduced by Nelson Mandela. Quarto, original glossy illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed and dated by Mandela on the title page.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 849
New York: Random House, 2007.
First edition of “this compelling personal story” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the title page, “Dear Dave- Thanks for keeping the “Democratic” flag flying high! Keep the faith and I will keep my promises Joe Biden 6.12.08.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Stevenson.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 112982
Autograph of President Ulysses S. Grant, on an off-white sheet, which measures 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches. Double-matted and framed with a nameplate, engraving, and a Grant–Wilson Republican ticket. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 17.5 inches. In fine condition. A very attractive piece.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 26093
“THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE IN JEWISH LIFE”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF CHAIM WEIZMANN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TRIAL AND ERROR
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Chaim Weizmann, this is number 412. Octavo, 2 volumes, frontispiece of Weizmann in volume one. Fine in near fine dust jackets. Uncommon in the original dust jackets.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 91577
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost": Photograph of Billy Graham; Signed by Him
Black and white photograph of Evangelist Billy Graham, boldly signed on the mount by him, “God Bless Billy Graham.” Matted and framed. The entire piece measures Rare and desirable.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 62377
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. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 4356
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves": First Edition of Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama; Signed by Him
New York : Harper Collins, 1990.
First edition of The Dalai Lama’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 68011
New York: Random House, 2007.
First edition of “this compelling personal story” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the title page, “Thank you for supporting Delaware Technical Community College Joe Biden 1.16.08.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,950.00 Item Number: 117321
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others": First Edition of Prisoner In The Garden; Signed by Nelson Mandela
New York: The Viking Press, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela on the title page in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated throughout.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 851
"I suggest you mail his set to the Augusta National Golf Club": Letter Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower as President
Rare personal typed letter signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States of America. One page, dated April 30, 1954 and addressed to Max G. Goldberg on White House letterhead, the letter reads, “Dear Mr. Goldberg, Thank you very much for sending me another set of golf club wood head covers, to include a matching one for my number 5. I know that Ed Dudley will appreciate your kind thought of him, too. I suggest you mail his set to the Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia. I am grateful to your friend, Mr. Steven Kowaleski, for delivering your gift to the White House. Sincerely Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In fine condition. Matted and framed with an autograph letter signed by Ed Dudley also to Max Goldberg and a photograph of Eisenhower swinging a golf club. The letter measures 7.25 by 5.25 inches. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 20.5 inches.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 110281
Signed photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru of the first prime minister of India. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 99334
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1960.
First edition of Robert Kennedy’s compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ann King With appreciation and best wishes Robert Kennedy.” The recipient Anne King was the governess at the Kennedy’s estate, Hickory Hill. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Arthur Krock. An exceptional association.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 109577
"The Hebrew nation will proudly and lovingly remember the memory of Chaim who fulfilled his duties in loyalty while protecting the homeland."; Document Signed by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
Signed Document from the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion. “State of Israel We sadly commemorate the memory of 566552 private Chaim Chobra, may his memory be blessed, who died in the line of duty on 24 of Adar A 5711 (March 2nd, 1951). The Israeli government, I[srael] D[efense] F[orce] and the Hebrew nation will proudly and lovingly remember the memory of Chaim who fulfilled his duties in loyalty while protecting the homeland. D. Ben-Gurion Prime Minister.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Ben-Gurion. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 16.5 inches.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 67048
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED BY PRINCE CHARLES AND SIGNED BY PRINCESS DIANA; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
Royal Christmas and New Year card featuring an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Prince Charles, “Mollie” Wishing you and very Happy Christmas and New Year “and lots of love Charles and”, and signed by Princess Diana, “Diana.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 104520
“A house divided against itself cannot stand": Rare Relief Bust Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln
Rare caste metal relief portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in profile. Housed in a custom circular frame with gilt decorative floral reliefs. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 16 inches. A handsome example.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 95124
Rare Rhode Island Tercentenary Stamp Block; signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Rare complete stamp block commemorating the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Rhode Island signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. One page, the block consists of 50 3-cent Rhode Island Tercentenary violet stamps depicting colonial founder Roger Williams. Franklin Delano Roosevelt had an extensive stamp collection and, due to his keen interest in stamp collecting, some 200 U.S. commemorative stamps were released during his presidency. In fine condition.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 119353
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance": First Edition of the Memoirs of Lyndon B. Johnson; Signed by Him and Robert A. Caro
New York : Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
First edition of President Johnson’s autobiography. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by both Lyndon B. Johnson and by his biographer Robert A. Caro on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed by both Johnson and Caro.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 112567
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
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