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First Edition of Kofi Annan's We The Peoples: A UN for the 21st Century; Inscribed by Him to John Whitehead
Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014.
First edition of this work, in which Annan writes about the lessons of history he learned during his service as Secretary-General. Octavo, original boards. Edited by Edward Mortimer. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to John Whitehead and his wife, “To John and Cynthia With friendship and much affection Kofi Annan 27-10-14.” John Whitehead was a banker and civil servant, and a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and, until his resignation in May 2006, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. In April 1985, Whitehead was asked to become Deputy Secretary of State, to Secretary George Shultz, and served until January 1989. During this period, he was Acting Secretary of State when Shultz was away from Washington and took a special interest in relations with Eastern Europe, the United Nations, and with various administrative reforms in the U.S. Department of State. Whitehead was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Reagan. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 59016
Signed photograph from Potter Stewart to Irving Kaufman. “For Irving R. Kaufman, With the best wishes and high regard of his friend Potter Stewart.” The recipient, Irving Kaufman was the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1987 by President Reagan “for his exemplary service to our country, his work as chairman of the President’s commission on organized crime and his multifacted efforts to promote an understanding of the law and our legal tradition.” He awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987 by Reagan. In near fine condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 50026
“Lord, grant that I may always be right, for Thou knowest I am hard to turn": First Edition of Truman; Signed by David McCullough
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 117659
New York: Random House, 1970.
First American edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated in 1971 in Hebrew by Shimon Peres on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith Studio. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $425.00 Item Number: 64048
Signed limited edition of Sydney D. Smith's Grapes of Conflict; signed by Caesar Chavez, Chris Hartmire and Sydney Smith
Pasadena: Hope Publishing House, 1987.
First edition, signed limited edition of Smith’s account of the relationship between the Migrant Ministry and National Farm Workers Association in the 1960s farmworkers’ movement. Octavo, original publisher’s red velvet with gilt titles and tooling to the front panel. Singed by Caesar Chavez, Chris Hartmire and Sydney Smith on the signature page. In fine condition.
Price: $425.00 Item Number: 122036
First Edition of Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution; Signed by Justice John Paul Stevens
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this work by Justice Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lauren Harms.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 5875
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Procession Appointment Signed by Chief of Staff John A. Johnston and Grand Marshall Adna R. Chafee
Washington, D.C: 1905.
Original Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Procession Appointment Signed by Chief of Staff John A. Johnston and Grand Marshall Adna R. Chaffee. The appointment reads, “This is to Certify that Charles B. Gatewood has been duly chosen and appointed to serve as Aid to the Grand Marshall in the parade in the City of Washington at the Inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President, and Charles W. Fairbanks as Vice President of the United States of America on the Fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred twenty-ninth. It is therefore requested that all Civic and Military organizations participating in these ceremonies give due respect to such directions as may be issued by him in that behalf. Attest. “John A. Johnston” Chief of Staff and “Adna R. Chaffee” Grand Marshall. Washington D.C. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 88175
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1968.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, ” For Andy and Marion with all best, Teddy White.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Chermayeff and Geismar Associates.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 109467
Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1986.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by Mikhail Gorbachev at the historic Reykjavík Summit. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114360
Rare George H. W. Bush Vice Presidential Fountain Pen bearing Bush’s signature in facsimile. Housed in the original pen box bearing the seal of the Vice President of the United States. In fine condition requiring the nib insert.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114942
Typed letter signed by Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter. Two pages, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated November 14, 1949 and reads in part, “My dear Mrs. McAllister: If persuasiveness, conveyed by an old and very cherished friend, could enable me to hurdle the obstacles that bar my presence at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the National Consumers League, Molly Dawson’s letter would have done it long ago. Please take my word for it that there are very few occasions which could possibly be so tempting as the League’s Anniversary Dinner, and few occasions which would have comparable drawing power to evoke utterance from me. The things that matter in this world are the things that are rooted in time, and my ties to the Consumers League are pretty close to forty years old. More than that, some of my most intimate friendships are related to it, and all the glow and stimulus that binds people together who have shared in after all what were not important battles. Mostly I should like to come in order to let the present generation know something of the dedicated and courageous labors of John Graham Brooks and Mrs. Florence Kelley. I am not unmindful of so many other great soldiers in the common fight, but Mrs. Kelley stands forth as a shining, indomitable fighter who never wearied of well-doing when the going was toughest… Very sincerely yours, Felix Frankfurter.” The recipient, Mrs. Thomas McAllister was the wife of Thomas F. McAllister, who served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1938 to 1941 prior to his appointment as a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here, Frankfurter is declining her invitation to address the fiftieth anniversary of the National Consumers’ League, which was chartered in 1899 by social reformers Jane Addams and Josephine Lowell and directed by Florence Kelley. Under Kelley’s direction, the League’s early focus was to oppose the harsh, unregulated working conditions many Americans were forced to endure. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114070
First Edition of Political Power in Ecuador; Inscribed President Osvaldo Hurtado to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1980.
First edition of this political history of Ecuador. Association copy, inscribed by the author to former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Henry Kissinger, “A Henry Kissinger, con admiracion, Osvaldo Hurtado 9.4.83.” Osvaldo Hurtado, was the President of Ecuador from 1981-1984 and inscribed this book to Kissinger while in office to the chief architect of the United States foreign policy in the 1970s. In fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 5742
New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
First edition of Kissinger’s 13th book, which he draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China’s ancient past and its present day trajectory. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Henry Kissinger on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar. Uncommon signed.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 79081
Review Copy of First Edition of Martin Luther's King Jr.'s Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.
First edition of King’s “last grand expression of his vision” (Cornel West). Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Review copy, laid in is card which reads “With the compliments of the author, Harper & Row, Publishers Incorporated.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Jacket photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bob Fitch.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 125881
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970.
First edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Walter Hayes With high regards Shimon Peres 14.9.72.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Derrick Holmes. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 120839
New York: Richardson, Steirman and Black, 1988.
First edition of this collection of historic speeches by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara Huntley.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 119354
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1987.
First edition of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Lech Walesa on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 1458
Philippines: Studio Designs, 1995.
First edition of this work on the Philippines. Quarto, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by Philippines President Fidel V. Ramos (while in office) to the great American elder statesman of world affairs Henry Kissinger, “To Dr. Henry Kissinger with best wishes. Mabuhay! Fidel Ramos 8 Jan 96.” Ramos was the 12th President of the Philippines, serving 1992-1998 after succeeding Corazon Aquino (who endorsed Ramos.) Includes a short introductory essay by Ramos.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 5314
Photograph of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence; Signed by President Truman
Original photograph of The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, boldly inscribed and dated in 1967 by President Harry S. Truman. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 111099
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face": Rare Eleanor Roosevelt Signed Photograph
Original black and white photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt, signed by her. With the gilt Pach Bros NY photographer’s insignia. One of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, the Pach Brothers photography studio’s patrons included famous and ordinary Americans involved in business, politics, government, medicine, law, education, and the arts, as well as thousands of students, families and children who sat for Pach cameras from 1866 onward. In fine condition. The photograph measures 7 inches by 4.75 inches.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 104904
Photograph of President Harry S. Truman having his arm raised at the 1947 Democratic National Convention. Inscribed by Truman, “To Joseph J. Fracelli, From Harry S. Truman, 12/7/66.” On the verso of the photograph bears a Harry S. Truman Library stamp. It measures 10 inches by 8 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 19073
Washington, D.C.: June 11, 1986.
Rare typescript Supreme Court ruling document signed by the 15th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Warren E. Burger. Two pages, typescript, signed by Burger on the first page. Decided on July 11, 1986, the document offers Burger’s opinion in the Richard Thornburgh, et al., Appellants v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists et al. regarding the legality of a minor seeking an abortion without parental consent. In fine condition. A unique example.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 122766
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1962.
First edition of William Manchester’s Portrait of a President. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of President Kennedy. Signed by William Manchester on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 3907
Rare Original Theodore Roosevelt 'Perfec' Stereograph Card; Produced By Historic Bennington Vermont Optical Company H.C. White
Bennington, Vermont: H.C. White Co, 1902.
Rare original Theodore Roosevelt ‘Perfec’ stereograph card featuring two views of Roosevelt in the Cabinet Room of the White House. The card measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 96585
Rare Miniature Charter of American Liberty; containing the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address and the Emancipation Proclamation
Charter of American Liberty. [Containing the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Washington’s Farewell Address, the Emancipation Proclamation and the History of the American Flag].
Boston: Taggard & Thompson, 1865.
Rare miniature Charter of American Liberty; containing the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Washington’s Farewell Address, the Emancipation Proclamation and the history of the American Flag. 16mo, original cloth with gilt titles to the front panel, yellow endpapers, frontispiece portrait of George Washington and several illustrations within the text including a portrait of Lincoln. In good condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 118977
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Kenneth and Sarah John Paul Stevens.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 120832
"Our system has at all times had to contend with internal encroachments upon liberty": Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty; Inscribed by Him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
First edition of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper by the author, “To Arthur A Ballentine With the Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 121722
Rare typed letter signed by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. One page, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated February 1, 1941 and reads, ‘Dear Judge McAllister: I appreciate the charm of your letter even though you response is out of all proportion to the accurate prose on my part which stimulated you to write. I hope the eventuality comes off but if it doesn’t it is a source of comfort to me that you have the wisdom of not having your heart set on these things. Nothing seems to me more foolish in this world than to have the heart set on a particular job – it is bad for the heart. With cordial regards to your wife and yourself, Very sincerely yours, “Felix Frankfurter.”‘ The recipient, Thomas F. McAllister served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1938 to 1941 prior to his appointment as a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 114058
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.
First edition of the 38th president of the United States’ autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Gerald Ford on the half-title page in the year of publication to Reverend Gordon Scruton, “To my good friend, Rev. Scruton, in appreciation of your man kindnesses and great support during my Presidency. I am most grateful for all your help to my Family and to me. Warmest best wishes. Gerald R. Ford 8/3/79.” The recipient, Reverend Gordon Scruton was was ordained a deacon in 1971, a priest in 1972, and served as an assistant rector at St. Mark’s Church in Riverside, Rhode Island and at St. Paul’s Church in Kingston, Rhode Island in the mid-1970s. Scruton was rector of Grace Church in Dalton, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1981. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 119904
New York: Quadrangle/ The New York Times Book Co., 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To ____ ______, with best wishes- Frank Mankiewicz Mar. ’75.” Additionally inscribed by Bill Safire below, “Dear Jeff- Don’t believe everything my friend Frank says! Bill Safire.” Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique copy.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 57001
Rare Typed Letter Signed by Ronald Reagan as President to close friend and fellow American actor Mickey Rooney
Rare typed letter signed by Ronald Reagan shortly after his reelection in 1984 to close personal friend and fellow actor Mickey Rooney. One page, typescript on Reagan’s White House Letterhead, the letter is dated December 6, 1984 and reads in full, ‘Dear Jan and Mickey: Thanks for your message and most of all for your support and friendship. I cherish the victory and the confidence and trust it represents. The American people have given us the “go-ahead” to complete our agenda and I look forward to the next four years with great anticipation. Nancy joins me in sending out appreciation and warm regards. Sincerely, “Ron” Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Rooney 7500 Devista Drive Hollywood, California 90046.’ The recipient, American actor Mickey Rooney, appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era. He was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941 and one of the best-paid actors of that era. Reagan, himself, was at the height of his acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, playing his favorite acting role in in 1942’s Kings Row, where he played a double amputee and recited the line “Where’s the rest of me?”—later used as the title of his 1965 autobiography. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 114359
London: Rider, 1999.
First British edition of this work, which chronicles Archbishop Tutu’s courageous chairing of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “God Bless You Desmond Tutu 4/19/05”. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 1156
Photograph of President Harry S. Truman. Warmly inscribed by Harry S. Truman. In fine condition. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 11.5 inches 15 inches.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 81069
Rare Collection of Original Photographs and Documents from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon
Rare collection of original photographs and documents from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon. Included are three original large-format White House photographs of Nixon as President, the presidential couple, and Vice President Gerald Ford; a press credential tag allowing access to the Nixon/Agnew headquarters on Election Night Nov. 7th 1972, a pro-Nixon metallic silver sash bearing the slogan “President Nixon. Now more than ever”, a collection of candid photographs from inaugural celebrations and protests including snapshots of Nixon, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart among others; a pro-Nixon button, a notepad from the Committee For the Re-election of the President, two scripts from the Presidential Inauguration, and a copy of the staff directory for the Inaugural committee. In near fine condition. A remarkable collection.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 100059
"Our system has at all times had to contend with internal encroachments upon liberty": First edition of Herbert Hoover's The Challenge to Liberty; Inscribed by Him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
First edition of Herbert Hoover’s challenge to Roosevelt’s New Deal arguing it abandoned “the heritage of liberty.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend and consultant- from Herbert Hoover Samuel Blythe.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 125711