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Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower in military uniform, boldly signed by him. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.75 inches by 14.75 inches. A very attractive signed photograph.
Photograph of the Eisenhower family, signed by Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, their son and daughter-in-law and only grandchild. Inscribed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, “For Ken & Joyce Browne with best wishes Dwight D. Eisenhower,” and signed, “Mamie Doud Eisenhower.” Additionally inscribed by the Eisenhowers’ eldest son John and his wife Barbara, “To the Brownes from Barbara and John Eisenhower” and signed by their son David Eisenhower. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.25 inches. Rare and desirable signed by members of three generations of the Eisenhower family.
Davenport, Iowa: 1865.
Original typographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln composed of his Emancipation Proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 19 inches. An exceptional piece, a rare and desirable piece of Americana.
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.
Madison, Connecticut: Sphinx Press, Inc 1987.
First edition of this collection of speeches and writings of the historic meeting in Reykjavik between Gorbachev and President Reagan. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Doubleday & Company 1955-56.
First editions of President Truman’s presidential memoirs. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page of Volume I, “To Bob Fiedler with kind regards from Harry Truman 11/9/60.” The recipient, Robert Fiedler, was a science and engineering journalist and Director of the Institute News Bureau at Caltech. Both volumes are near fine in very good dust jackets. Jacket designs by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket photographs by Eliot Elsofon and U.S. Army Corps.
Rare finely bound first edition of Herbert Hoover's This Crisis in American Life; Signed by Herbert Hoover
Philadelphia: The Republican National Convention 1948.
First edition of President Herbert Hoover’s 1948 Address before the Republican National Convention. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Signed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Also bound in are two letters signed by Hoover on his letterhead in facsimile with two copies of The Meaning America, the Homecoming Address delivered by Hoover on his 74th Birthday, August 10, 1948. In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
First Edition of Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations and the Outbreak of Hostilities Between Great Britain and Germany; From the library of Colonel Geoffrey Ronald Codrington
Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations and the Outbreak of Hostilities Between Great Britain and Germany on September 3, 1939.
London: Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationary Office 1939.
First edition of this collection of documents pertaining to the outbreak of hostilities between Great Britain and Germany prior to the Second World War. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Containing a Final Report by Sir Nevile Henderson, Ambassador to Germany, on the closure of the British Embassy in Berlin. From the library of Colonel Geoffrey Ronald Codrington who served as a Gentleman Usher in the Royal Household of Queen Elizabeth II and later as High Sheriff of Wiltshire. With Codrington’s armorial bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition.
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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1910.
First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt top edge, photogravure frontispiece, illustrated, 48 plates, map of Roosevelt’s route and hunting trips in Africa. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some chips and wear to the extremities. This is the first example we have seen in the dust jacket. Rare and desirable.
New York: Oxford University Press 1954.
First edition of this work by one of the great modernist architects of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Adlai Stevenson hope and inspiration of his countrymen cordially Richard Neutra 54.” The recipient, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, was an American politician and diplomat noted for his promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party. He served as the 31st Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, and received the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in the 1952 and 1956 elections. Adlai Stevenson’s ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear. A nice association.
"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.
First editions of each volume in Douglas Southall Freeman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography; Inscribed by him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1934-1935.
Early printing of Douglas Southall Freeman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert E. Lee. Octavo, four volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, “Autographed for Joseph Reed with all good wishes Douglas Southall Freeman.” In near fine condition with light toning. An nice example.
"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 half-title page in the year of publication, “To Eleanore with best wishes Y. Rabin 10.31.79.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Renfer. Photograph by Magnum photographer Leonard Freed.
London: Printed for R. Dodsley 1748.
Early English translation of Frederick II, King of Prussia’s history of the Brandenburg Dynasty. Dedicated to his Royal Highness to Prince of Wales. Authors Preface. Initially published in three installments by Frederick II’s private press at the palace of Sanssouci near Berlin, the volumes were read as part of the curriculum at the Prussian Academy of Sciences and considered as the fourth volume of Frederick’s Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans Souci (The works of the philosopher of Sans Souci). Small octavo, disbound with part of the original gilt spine intact. In very good condition. A nice example.
Calvin Coolidge's Have Faith in Massachusetts; Inscribed by Him and in the rare original dust jacket
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company 1919.
Second enlarged edition of this collection of speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Coolidge. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To John S. Connally with regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Near fine in a good dust jacket with loss to the crown and foot of the spine and tape. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed.