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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.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 95984
First Edition of Significant Supreme Court Opinions of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Manila: Philippine Bar Association, .
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Bob Forsythe, with warm memories of our work together in the Minnesota years, Warren E. Burger,” who adds his initials at the end of a brief postscript, “Five minutes of this will guarantee a good night’s sleep! WEB.” In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 49067
“History is the memory of States": First Edition of Henry Kissinger's first Book A World Restored; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957.
First edition of Kissinger’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a touch of wear.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 101303
“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart": First edition of Hard Times from the library of Hugh D. Auchincloss
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854.
First edition in book form of Dickens’ attack on the living conditions of England’s mid-19th century industrial cities. Octavo, original green cloth blindstamped with gilt titles to the spine including the price 5/- in gilt at the base of the spine. From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss. Auchincloss married Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ mother Janet Lee Bouvier in 1942. His great grandfather John W. Auchincloss built the 28-room Victorian mansion Hammersmith Farm in 1887 which would later become Jaqueline’s childhood home and the site of the reception of her 1953 wedding to John F. Kennedy. With the previous owner, Albert Henry Wiggin’s card laid in. American banker Albert H. Wiggin amassed a large fine art and book collection in the early to mid 20th century, much of which he later donated to the Boston Museum of Fine Art and Boston Public Library. In very good condition with the half-title present, which is often lacking. Housed in a custom chemise slipcase.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 108032
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929.
First edition of the 30th President of the United States’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “C.H. Lyman Cordially Calvin Coolidge November 1929.” In very good condition, library marks from Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts where Coolidge resided for many years and eventually passed away in 1933.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 115971
First Edition of The White House: an Historic Guide; Inscribed by Lady Bird Johnson to Close Friend and Confidant of the Kennedy's Bill Walton
Washington, DC: White House Historical Association, 1964.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on The White House. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Inscribed by Lady Bird Johnson on the title page, “To Bill Walton with appreciation Lady Bird Johnson February 17, 1965.” The recipient William Walton was a painter and confidant of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, and chaired the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1971. In near fine condition. A nice association.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 69056
New York: Random House, 2007.
First edition, early printing of “this compelling personal story” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Darlene Dolson With best wishes Joe 8.25.07.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Stevenson.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 117774
Sculptural bronze bust of the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, signed by the artist, Jo Davidson. Throughout his career, American sculptor Jo Davidson was commissioned to sculpt realistic, intense portrait busts and statues of an array of political and literary figures including Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, Helen Keller, Gandhi, Walt Whitman , Carl Sandburg, John D. Rockefeller, and perhaps his greatest patron, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Davidson did not require his subjects to formally pose for him; rather, he observed and spoke with them. Mounted on a white marble mount, the entire piece measures 9 inches in height. In near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 115567
"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 front free endpaper. This is a presentation copy presented to Ceil and Joe Mazer, With gratitude for all you are doing for UJA Federation December 22, 1975.” The recipients Ceil and Joseph Mazer were philanthropists and active Zionists. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Cheryl Asherman.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 44577
"Our system has at all times had to contend with internal encroachments upon liberty": Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty; Signed by Him and 13 others
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
First edition, early printing of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper by Herbert Hoover, along with thirteen others including Nebraska Governor Samuel Roy McKelvie, Judge Harry A. Spencer, Near fine in a good dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 117626
Rare First edition of Letters of Queen Victoria; all three volumes in the rare original dust jackets
Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection from her Majesty’s Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861.
London: John Murray, 1907.
First edition set of this selection of the letters of Queen Victoria, written between 1837 and 1861. Octavo, original cloth richly decorated in gilt with ivorene onlays displaying Victoria’s royal initials, top edges gilt with others uncut, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings including tissue-guarded frontispieces to each volume. Near fine in the scarce original dust jackets which are in near fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 115539
New York: Bernard Geis, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed twice by the author on the half-title page, “From Harry S. Truman to Betty Tator from Harry S. Truman 8/16/63.” Additionally signed by Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of Harry Truman. Fine in an excellent dust jacket.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 3806
First Edition of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh's Study of Conference on the Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire; Signed by Prince Philip
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh’s Study of Conference on the Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1956.
First edition of this two volume set, boldly signed by Prince Philip on the front free endpaper of volume one. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jackets. Number 279 of 400 examples.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 110927
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.
First editions of the memoirs of President Harry S. Truman. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth, blue topstain. Warmly inscribed by the author in volume one on the front free endpaper, “Kindest regards to Varnas from Harry S Truman 5-8-59.” Both volumes are near fine an excellent dust jackets with some light wear and tear. Jacket design by Sidney Butchkes. Jacket photograph by Eliot Elisofon.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 71019
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965.
Fourth printing, published only months after the first of Reagan’s biography covering his years in Hollywood. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “To Russell With Best Wishes Ronald Reagan.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design Ned Glattauer.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 110188
Rare autograph note singed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In fine condition, the note measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 104586
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939.
First edition of this Churchill title, the last book he published before the outbreak of the Second World War. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco for Henry Sotheran with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 115202
“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today": First Edition Of Mikhail Gorbachevs Memoirs, Signed By Him and His Wife Raisa
London: Doubleday, 1996.
First British edition of Gorbachev’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover Portrait by Karsh of Ottawa.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 118677
Surrey, England: Foreign Affairs Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of Chile: The Crime of Resistance. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to Henry Kissingers, “A Henri Kissingers Secretaire d’Etat hommage respectueux, Suzanne Labin le Paris 12.3.83.” A nice association linking Labin, a provocative anti-Communist French analyst and Kissinger, a pro-Pinochet supporter. Labin portrays a Chile that vindicates Kissinger’s policies — Allende was the oppressor and Pinochet a beacon of progress according to Labin.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 5310