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Program for the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, August 20, 1956, signed on the front and back by numerous attendees, including a signature of President Eisenhower. Other signers include: Iowa Governor Leo Hoegh; Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr.; South Dakota Governor Joe Foss; California Senator Thomas Kuchel; New Jersey Senator Howard Alexander Smith; Delaware Senator John J. Williams; Ohio Senator George H. Bender; New Jersey Senator Clifford P. Case; and numerous others. In very good with light toning. A unique piece signed by President Eisenhower and many of those responsible for helping his reelection campaign. Double matted and framed with a photograph of the 1956 Republican Convention. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 25.5 inches. A unique piece.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 43061
"We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's This Troubled World; Signed by Her on a Laid in White House Card
New York: H.C. Kinsey & Company, 1938.
First edition of this work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. With a letter on White House stationary from 1941, stating, “Mrs. Roosevelt was glad to sign the copy of her book for you and it is returned to you under separate cover.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with toning to the spine. A nice signed example with desirable provenance.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 35098
"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
"A Good public Servant Becomes so at a high cost of personal sacrifice": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Classic Work You Learn By Living; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s classic work on how to discover life’s lessons. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. Name on the half-title page, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Dr. David Gurewitsch. Rare signed, as Roosevelt passed away in 1962.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 52032
“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
Autograph Letter Signed by David Ben-Gurion regarding his meeting with Angelica Balabanoff, a close associate of Benito Mussolini
Autograph letter signed by the founder of modern day Israel and first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion regarding his controversial meeting with Angelica Balabanoff, a close associate of Benito Mussolini. Addressed to German-Israeli Holocaust survivor Walter Zvi Barak and dated October 26, 1968, the letter translated from Hebrew into English reads, “Shalom and greetings. I learned of the photograph only from your letter. Indeed, I exchanged a letter with Ms. Balabanova, but I do not remember ever meeting her or being photographed with her. I know that Mussolini was once a socialist. I would not have been ashamed to have a picture taken together with Balabanova, but as far as I can recall, I never met her, and in any case, I do not know how this picture got into a book about Mussolini. It is very possible that this is not my photograph, but I see no crime in being photographed with Ms. Balabanova. Yours sincerely…” Accompanied by the letter from Walter Zvi Barak to which Ben-Gurion is replying which reads, “As a man who is professionally engaged in teaching and studying the history of the new era, I have recently come across a finding that forced me to draw your attention to. I have purchased the book: Mussolini – a Study in Power by Ivone Kirkpatrick Pocket book, Disensbooks published by arrow books Febr-1968. The book is accompanied by a series of photographs from the fascist world, including many pictures of Hitler and the famous picture depicting the hanging corpse of Mussolini. Among these pictures, much to my surprise, is a photograph of your honor with Ms. Angelica Balabanoff, a Jewish socialist whose influence on Mussolini was great even before he became a fascist, during his days as the editor of “Avanti”. I was shocked to see a photograph of your honor in the framework of fascist illustrations, and by publishing the picture with such a combination, I doubted that it had been done without your knowledge and without the consent of your honor? As a Jew in general, and as a survivor of the Holocaust in particular, I was deeply saddened by the matter and I feel the affront expressed here towards your dignity as the leader of the Jewish people, the victim of fascism. Another interesting fact stands out. In all the pictures, the characters are identified by name and function, but in this photograph, in which also your honor appears it was stated: “Angelica Balabanoff, a socialist acquaintance of Mussolini” I deliberated with doubt that this might not be the picture of your honor at all, so I asked certain friends for identification, and indeed no one doubted that this was a photograph of your honor. There are three options available now: a) That your honor is aware of the existence of this photograph and agrees to its publication. In such case – will you please accept my expression above as a personal response stemming from deep sorrow. b) That your honor does not know about its existence and its printing – then my hope that my referral will be beneficial for your honor. c) That this is not the picture of your honor, and then would you please be kind enough to inform me of the regrettable mistake and accept my heartfelt apology. I would be happy to receive an answer from your honor. With great respect and honor, Zvi Barak.” Born in Russia and educated in Belgium, Angelica Balabanoff (1878-1965) joined the Italian Socialist Party after settling in Rome in 1900, becoming a close associate of Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), the future Fascist dictator of Italy. Balabanoff returned to Russia in 1917 to support the Bolshevik cause but again went to Italy in 1922 having grown disillusioned by Russian Socialism. Ben-Gurion met Balabanoff in Tel Aviv in 1962 and a photograph of their meeting was included in Kirkpatrick’s 1964 book Mussolini: Study of a Demagogue. The letters are in near fine condition. A unique association.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 110631
“a portrait of the Kennedy family as it looked then” : First Edition of Jim Bishop's A Day in the Life of President Kennedy; Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy
New York: Random House, 1964.
First edition of this Bishop’s account of a day in the life of President Kennedy. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jacqueline Kennedy on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Jacqueline Kennedy.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 53032
"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
"In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts": First Editions of each volume in Harold Macmillan's memoirs; Each Signed by Him
Harold Macmillan’s Memoirs: Winds of Change, 1914-1939; The Blast of War, 1939-1945; Tides of Fortune, 1945-1955; Riding the Storm, 1956-1959; Pointing the Way, 1959-1961; At the End of the Day, 1961-1963.
London: Macmillan, 1965-73.
First editions of each volume in Harold Macmillan’s memoirs, each signed by him. Octavo, six volumes, illustrated. Each volume is signed by Harold MacMillan on the title page. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. Complete signed sets are rare.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 91420
"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
"We both wound up with briefcase jobs! Warmest regards, Ron": Photograph of Ronald Reagan and Ambassador Price; Inscribed by Reagan
Official White House photograph showing President Ronald Reagan and Ambassador Charles Price at the White House carrying their briefcases, inscribed by Reagan, “Dear Charlie – We both wound up with briefcase jobs! Warmest regards, Ron.” The recipient, Charles H. Price was a Kansas City businessman who met Ronald Reagan in the early 1970s. The Price’s held several receptions on Reagan’s behalf during the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City. Price helped raise money for Reagan’s 1980 presidential run, and in 1981 he was named ambassador to Belgium, where he served until his appointment to Britain. He took over as ambassador to the Court of St. James’s in November 1983, a moment of unease between Britain and the U.S. Mrs. Thatcher was upset because she had not been notified before the American invasion of Grenada the previous month, and many British elected officials opposed a plan to station American cruise missiles in Britain. During his five years as ambassador, Price participated in talks between the British and the Irish Republican Army and helped Mrs. Thatcher defuse protests after the U.S. used British bases to carry out attacks on Libya in 1986. He also deployed his sense of humor and Midwestern humility to try easing the anti-American sentiment that Reagan’s policies had stoked among many Britons: he hosted elaborate receptions for members of government and the royal family, became a familiar face on television news and talk shows and, on occasion, made widely publicized visits to pubs to hear the viewpoints of working-class citizens. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 12.75 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $1,850.00 Item Number: 110180
"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
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
"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
Black and white photograph of Golda Meir. Signed by Golda Meir on the lower left corner. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 16 inches. Photographs signed by Golda Meir are uncommon.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 68048
“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
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
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
"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
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