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"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.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 83475
"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 collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy
Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The collection includes a menu from the Inauguration Luncheon held on January 20th 1961 at the United States Senate Restaurant, invitations to Inaugural Ball an Inaugural Gala held at the National Guard Armory, a response card to the Gala, and four presentation photos of Kennedy with facsimile inscrisption, “For Donald S. Carmichael – with warm regards – John F. Kennedy.” All items are in fine condition. An exceptional collection.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 96015
Photograph portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower inscribed, “For Henry Sage Dunning, A veteran of World World I and a distinguished member of Columbia’s family, with admiration and affectionate regard, Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 19 inches.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 20040
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few": First Appearance of Winston Churchill's Famous Speech
A Speech by The Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940.
London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, The Baynard Press, 1940.
First edition of one of Winston Churchill’s most famous speeches. Octavo, original gray wrappers. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117972
“DO NOT ALLOW DEFEAT TO EXTINGUISH YOUR DREAMS”: Signed Limited Edition of 41: A Portrait of My Father; Signed by Both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush
New York: Crown Publishers, 2014.
Signed limited edition of President George W. Bush’s “loving testimonial” to the life and legacy of his father, President George H.W. Bush. Octavo, original cloth, with 26 pages of color and black-and-white illustrations including two color frontispiece portraits. Signed by both George Bush and additionally signed by George H.W. Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase. Rare signed by both Presidents.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 5376
"The greatest Lady of This Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed": First Edition of Ojike's My Africa; Inscribed by Him to Eleanor Roosevelt
New York: The John Day Company, 1946.
First edition of this work by the Nigerian novelist and nationalist, inscribed by him to Eleanor Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Eleanor Roosevelt The greatest Lady of this Century in whom Africa has found a friend in deed. Mbonu Ojike.” Bookplate of Eleanor Roosevelt, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Pearl S. Buck. An exceptional association copy.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 102465
Complete 9 inches by 10 inches full sheet of fifty United States three-cent postage stamps depicting the White House and honoring the sesquicentennial of Washington D.C. Boldly signed by Harry and Bess Truman, “To Mike Zebniak From Harry Truman” and “Bess W. Truman”. Matted and framed the entire piece measures 17 inches by 18 inches.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 83451
Fine collection of Inaugural Gifts from the Inauguration of Ronald Reagan as President and George H. W. Bush as Vice President of the United States
Fine collection of official gifts from the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as President and George H. W. Bush as Vice President of the United States. The collection includes a sterling silver money clip and pill box embossed with the Reagan Bush inaugural logo and a fountain pen from the inaugural reception of George H. W. Bush bearing Bush’s signature in facsimile and housed in the original box bearing the seal of the Vice President of the United States. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,450.00 Item Number: 117304
Rare original photograph of American statesmen Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson. Inscribed by Harry Truman, “Kind regards to Ken Browne, Harry Truman” and by Stevenson, “For Ken Browne with best wishes Adlai S. Stevenson.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.5 inches.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 99835
"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. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “In real deep friendship and love, Golda.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 93569
Washington: May 1, 1866.
Rare Naval commission signed by Andrew Johnson as President of the United States. One page, partially printed with engraved vignettes and retaining the original orange paper seal, the document is dated May 1, 1866 and appoints Leonard Paulding as Commander in the United States Navy. Signed at the conclusion by Andrew Johnson and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. Leonard Paulding served in the U.S. Navy from 1840 to 1867. Beginning as a midshipman abroad the USS Preble II, he was promoted to an officer on September 14, 1855 and subsequently to commander with the present document. In near fine condition. Matted. The entire piece measures 23 inches by 20 inches.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 101491
“All he wanted was toleration, and by the enlightened use of the dispensing power to be the true father of all his people": Finely Bound First Edition Set of Winston Churchills Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.
First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes, finely bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 99987
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929.
Signed limited first edition of the 30th President of the United States’ autobiography. One of a 1,000 signed copies. Octavo, original quarter cloth, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Uncommon in this condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 116823
First Editions Of President Eisenhowers Mandate For Change and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961; Inscribed in Volume One
The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 and The White House Years: Waging Peace 1956-1961.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1963-65.
First editions of each volume of President Eisenhower’s memoirs. Two volumes, octavo, original cloth, pictorial map endpapers. Inscribed in volume one on the half title page by the author, “For Bob Clark With the warm regard his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The recipient, Robert E. Clark worked for The International News Service and interviewed Eisenhower on several occasions. Both are fine condition in very good to near fine dust jackets. A nice inscription.
Price: $1,350.00 Item Number: 24004
Signed note by the first prime minister of India, “All good wishes Jawaharlal Nehru Nov. 5, 1937.” Double matted and framed with a black and white photograph of Nehru. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $1,350.00 Item Number: 92567
First Edition Of President Eisenhowers Mandate For Change and The White House Years; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1963.
First edition of volume one of President Eisenhower’s memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title page by the author, “For The Honorable John R. Dethmers with best wishes from Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The recipient, John R. Dethmers was a member of the Michigan Republican State Central Committee in 1939. Dethmers served as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1942–1945 and was a delegate to the 1944 Republican National Convention. He served as Michigan Attorney General from 1945-1946. Governor Harry Kelly appointed Dethmers Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, serving from 1946–1970 and serving as Chief Justice of the Michigan State Supreme Court in 1953, 1956–1962, and 1967-1969. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.
Price: $1,300.00 Item Number: 43031
Rare autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Dated November 18, 1917, the letter is on Holmes’ Supreme Court of the United States letterhead and addressed to Howard Jacobs. The letter reads, “Dear Sir, A visit to Harris & Ewing and inspection of their proofs left me unable to believe that any of those shown me correspond to the one I sighted this morning. Therefore if you are willing to adhere to your kind offer, I should be greatly obliged if you would get them to send me a proof of the one you identify. I want half a dozen, but I want to be sure I get the same. O.W. Holmes.” In very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 115358
"No man of integrity can live constantly in the majority": First Edition of Booth Mooney's The Lyndon Johnson Story; lengthily inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition of Booth Mooney’s biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper, “To Mrs. Joney McCollum, a dear and great lady with my love and admiration Lyndon B. Johnson.” Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104963
First edition pamphlet of Charles M. Schwab's Address delivered at the Memorial Service of Andrew Carnegie; inscribed by him
Address Delivered at the Memorial Service Held in Honor of Andrew Carnegie Tuesday, November 25 1919.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Music Hall, 1919.
First edition of Charles M. Schwab’s Address at the Memorial Service of his mentor Andrew Carnegie. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Charles M. Schwab on the front free endpaper, “To my friend George Steelman, with sincere regards, C. M. Schwab.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 117152
"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.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 92754