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Autograph military commission boldly signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, dated December 20th 1876. One page partially printed on vellum and retaining the original blue seal, the commission appoints Alexander L. Morton as First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States. Signed by Grant at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron and Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 22.5 inches. In fine condition.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1962.
First edition of this work by Senator Goldwater. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Barry Goldwater on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
First edition of Courtney Whitney's MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History; Inscribed by Whitney and signed by General MacArthur
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.
First edition of General Courtney Whitney’s biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by MacArthur and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear John: I am sending you this book to commemorate your visit with General MacArthur to-day. May both visit and book give you a clearer insight into the strength of character from which has sprung such indomitable qualities of leadership. Courtney Whitney. 9 May 1957.” General Courtney Whitney was a member of MacArthur’s staff during World War II and became his personal secretary after MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
"We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more": First Edition of Giving; Inscribed By Bill Clinton
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
First edition of this inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. Octavo, blue boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Kim Brown with thanks Bill Clinton.” Laid into this title is a letter of presentation from Random House. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
First Edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft's biography; signed by both her and William Howard Taft
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914.
First edition of First Lady Helen Herron Taft’s autobiography, the first autobiography published by a First Lady of the United States. Octavo, original cloth gilt, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Taft, with numerous illustrations. Signed by both William Howard Taft and First Lady Helen Herron Taft on the front free endpaper. In very good condition. Exceptionally rare, not only signed by the First lady of the United States to publish an autobiography, but by both Mrs. and President Taft.
“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good": First Edition of Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
First edition of Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Accordino.
Rare autograph letter signed by President Gerald Ford to Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Dated December 20, 1979 on Ford’s presidential letterhead, the letter reads: “Dear Mr. DiMaggio: I would like to invite you to play in the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The dates this year are July 28-29. The purse this year will be $100,000. We will be playing in fivesomes, one best ball. It should be a great golfing experience with over forty professionals attending…Hope to see you there. 1980 could be a banner year for the tournament. Warmest best wishes, Sincerely, “Jerry Ford.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original transmittal envelope which is also signed by Ford and an original full-color photograph of DiMaggio and Ford at the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 20 inches. A unique association.
First signed limited edition of Adlai E. Stevenson's major speeches from his 1951 Presidential campaign; one of 1000 copies signed by the author
New York: Random House, 1953.
First signed limited edition of Adlai E. Stevenson’s major speeches from his 1951 Presidential campaign. Octavo, original cloth, photographic frontispiece portrait by Life Magazine photographer Cornell Capa. One of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the author, this is number 36. Near fine in the original glassine which is in very good condition. Housed in the original slipcase.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS MOROCCO
Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and On the Great Plains. Comprising “Hunting Trips of a Ranchman” and “The Wilderness Hunter.”
New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; The Knickerbocker Press, 1899.
Signed limited first edition, number 122 of 1000 large-paper copies signed by Roosevelt beneath the frontispiece portrait and signed by the publisher. Thick quarto, original publishers morocco, gilt titles to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, Gifford, Sanford and other well-known artists. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Inaugural Invitation Signed by President George Bush, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
President George Bush, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Signed 1989 Inaugural Invitation.
President George H.W. Bush, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Signed 1989 Inaugural Invitation. 8.5″ x 11″; Washington, D.C.; with First Day Cancellation stamp dated January 20, 1989. Invitation to the inauguration of George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle. Signed by President George H.W. Bush, William H. Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice Rehnquist swore in President Bush, and Justice O’Connor swore in the Vice President Quayle. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 13.5 inches.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
Early printing of Dr. King’s second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, “If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best Wishes, Martin Luther King.” Also laid in is an original photograph of Dr. King. Contemporary name to the pastedown, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.
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.
Rare Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio as a member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports; signed by President Richard Nixon
Washington, D.C: 1970.
Rare Richard Nixon Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as a “Member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports.” Dated September 25th, 1970 the appointment is signed by President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers with the Presidential seal. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Joe DiMaggio. Included is letter of provenance from DiMaggio’s estate signed by his two granddaughters. An exceptional association linking two American icons. Double matted and framed.
Black and white photograph of David Ben-Gurion boldly signed by him, “D. Ben-Gurion.” The photograph measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 10.5 inches. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Rare fountain pen used by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958
Rare fountain pen used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958. Mounted and framed with with an inscription, “Presented to Russel M. Stephens, President American Federation of Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 20, 1958.” The entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
“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.