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“ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TREATISES ON WAR THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN”: THE WORLD CRISIS, FULL FIRST EDITION SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH
The World Crisis 1911-1914; The World Crisis 1915; The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part One and Part Two; The World Crisis. The Aftermath; The World Crisis. The Eastern Front.
London: Thornton Butterfield, 1923-31.
First British editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. Octavo, six volumes, original blue cloth. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts. Errata slips to volumes I and IV present. In near fine condition. Name to the front free endpaper.
"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; Inscribed by Her to First Lady Nancy Reagan
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975.
First edition of Meir’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page to First Lady Nancy Reagan, “To dearest Nancy, thinking of you Golda.” In 1969 and the early 1970s, Meir met with many world leaders to promote her vision of peace in the Middle East, including Richard Nixon (1969), Nicolae Ceaușescu (1972) and Pope Paul VI (1973). Ronald Reagan introduced Meir at a banquet given by the Jewish community at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on October 1st 1969, while serving as California’s 33rd Governor, which is likely where Nancy and Meir’s friendship began. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman. An exceptional association.
"The inspiring story of women's struggle for recognition in American public life": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok's Ladies of Courage
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954.
First edition of Roosevelt and Hickok’s tribute to women in America. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
"Free government can not long survive when the thousands enjoy the wealth of the country and the millions share its poverty in common": First editions of the Speeches of William Jennings Bryan; volume II inscribed by him
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1913.
First edition of the collected speeches of William Jennings Bryan. Small octavo, two volumes, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author with tissue guard to volume I. With a biographical introduction by Mary Baird Bryan, his wife. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume II, “To Mr. S. D. Green with compliments & good wishes of William Jennings Bryan.” In near fine condition. A sharp set.
"Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence": First Edition of Israel: A personal History, Signed by David Ben Gurion
New York: Funk and Wagnalls Inc, 1971.
First edition of Ben-Gurion’s Israel: A Personal History. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David Ben-Gurion on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition, owner signature to the half-title page.
"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.