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"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 front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Ruth and Allan Leigler with best wishes Y. Rabin 10.24.79.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Renfer. Photograph by Magnum photographer Leonard Freed.
"The chain is no stronger than the weakest link": First Edition of General Douglas MacArthur's Address Delivered at Los Angeles, California January 26, 1955
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur: An Address Delivered at Los Angeles, California January 26, 1955.
Stanford Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1955.
First edition of this address delivered by General Douglas MacArthur at Los Angeles, California January 26, 1955 in which he discusses the current state of the nation. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In near fine condition. Scarce.
“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever": Rare original White House card Signed by President William Howard Taft
Rare original White House card inscribed by President William Howard Taft, “For Robert H. Schutz of Hartford, with best wishes, Wm. H. Taft, Feb 21st, 1913.” Double matted and framed with a medallion of Taft by Barber. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 9 inches. Rare and desirable.
"A STATE OF JOY AND LAUGHTER": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ONE SPECIAL SUMMER; SIGNED BY JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND LEE RADZIWILL
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
Signed limited first edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, original cardboard slipcase with photographic paper label, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. Signed by both Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier. In fine condition in the original slipcase, which is fine condition. One of 500 numbered copies.
"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. Housed in a custom slipcase.
"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; Signed by Her
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975.
First edition of Meir’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Golda Meir on the title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman. Housed in a custom slipcase.
"What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?": First Edition of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts; Signed by Antonin Scalia
St. Paul, MN : Thomson/ West, 2012.
First edition of this work, which offers concise, articulate and reasoned discussions on reading and interpreting law. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Antonin Scalia on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Frank H. Easternbrook.
"The highest form of success comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Strenuous Life
New York: The Century Co, 1902.
First edition of this collection of speeches from Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain, frontispiece of Roosevelt. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
"And say simply Very simply With hope Good morning": First Edition of The Inaugural Poem; Signed by Maya Angelou
New York: Random House, 1993.
First edition of the poem that Maya Angelou read at the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton on January 20, 1993. Small octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket, name to the endpaper.
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.
Autograph note signed by American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, “I your most obedient & most humble servant B Franklin.” Affixed to a large original engraved portrait of Frankiln, printed in Paris, 1778. In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 15.25 inches. Rare and desirable.
Rare baseball signed by President Richard Nixon; from the collection of Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio
Rawlings Official Ball National League, .
Rare baseball signed by President Richard Nixon on the sweetspot. From the personal collection of Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Accompanied by an original black and white photograph of DiMaggio and Nixon shaking hands in the White House, also from DiMaggio’s personal collection. In near fine condition. Included is letter of provenance from DiMaggio’s estate signed by his two granddaughters. An exceptional association linking two American icons.
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big": Trump: The Art of the Deal; Signed by Donald J. Trump
New York: Random House, 1987.
First edition, early printing of Trump’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Donald Trump on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Jacket photograph by Michele Singer.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Signed Limited Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, number 362, printed on special paper. Fine in the original acetate in the rare original slipcase.