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Color photograph of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, boldly signed by him. The photograph measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 112958
"That those who live in California may Appreciate Their State More": First edition of California Addresses by President Roosevelt
San Francisco: The California Promotion Committee, 1903.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by President Theodore Roosevelt throughout California. Octavo, original half cloth with paper title label to the front panel, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. In excellent condition.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 104590
“A CONSENSUS MEANS THAT EVERYONE AGREES TO SAY COLLECTIVELY WHAT NO ONE BELIEVES INDIVIDUALLY”: First Edition of The New Diplomacy; Inscribed by Abba Eban to Alan Dershowitz
New York: Random House, 1983.
First edition of this work by Eban, inscribed by him to famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Alan Dershowitz in friendship Abba Eban.” Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. From the library of Alan Dershowitz.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 53046
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
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Early printing of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to artist Ellsworth Kelly in the year of publication, “For Ellsworth with very best wishes David McCullough White Plains 11/18/92.” The recipient Ellsworth Kelly was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 118531
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance": First Edition of The Vantage Point: Perspectives on the Presidency; singed by Lyndon B. Johnson
New York : Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
First edition of President Johnson’s autobiography. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 72 pages of photographs. Signed by Lyndon Baines Johnson on official White House bookplate affixed to the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David November. Jacket photograph of Johnson by Y. R. Okamoto.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 110772
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
“FREEDOM IS THE OXYGEN OF THE SOUL”: First Edition of Moshe Dayan's Living With the Bible; Inscribed by Him
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1978.
First edition of Moshe Dayan’s Living With The Bible. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Moshe Dayan on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 41034
First Murray's Imperial Library edition of Theodore Roosevelt's African Game Trails; inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt IV
London: John Murray, 1910.
First Murray’s Imperial Library edition of Roosevelt’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, with illustrations from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin and from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition including tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt and one of his big lions. Presentation copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt’s great-grandson Theodore Roosevelt IV, “To my good friend Roger whose wonderful library arouses considerable envy rivaled only by that provoked by his extraordinary collection of art. Theodore Roosevelt IV.” Laid in is Theodore Roosevelt IV’s business card as managing director of Lehman Brothers which is also inscribed on the verso, “To my good friend Roger May our paths cross again in Africa. Ted Roosevelt IV.” Theodore Roosevelt V, commonly known as Theodore Roosevelt IV, is an investment banker and managing director at Barclays Capital Corporation as well as a prominent conservationist. His name suffix varies since President Roosevelt’s father was Theodore Roosevelt Sr., though the same-named son did not commonly use a “Jr” name suffix. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119944
New York: Scribner, 2001.
First edition of this collection of excerpts from President Bush’s speeches and other writings. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by George Bush on the title page. Compiled and edited by Jim McGrath. Introduction by Barbara Bush.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 62043
“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
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970.
First edition of the story of the creation of Israel’s armed strength. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Rachel and Solomon Rapepord in deep friendship Shimon Peres 15.12.70.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears. Jacket design by Derrick Holmes. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 54056
"The Breath of an old-fashioned nosegay": First edition of the Crum Elbow Folks; lengthily inscribed by Sara D. Roosevelt
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1938.
First edition of Barnes’ classic tale of the small Quaker settlement of Crum Elbow with a foreword by Sara D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by Sara D. Roosevelt on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Sept. 1938 For W. French Cyrus Paris – from Sara D. Roosevelt – This is a story of the ‘Friends’ who lived until lately in ‘Crum Elbow’ about a mile East from Hyde Park.” In very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 100315
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
"In lieu of the Senator's inscription I am sure that when he knows of your dedication he will want to sign himself": JOHN F. KENNEDY'S PROFILES IN COURAGE; INSCRIBED BY HIS POLITICAL AIDE "MIKE" MYER FELDMAN
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
Early printing of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Association copy, inscribed on the front pastedown by Kennedy’s aide “Mike” Myer Feldman, “To Edythe In lieu of the Senator’s inscription I am sure that when he knows of your dedication he will want to sign himself. Mike Feldman.” “Mike” Myer Feldman served as an American political aide in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Under Kennedy he was tasked with compiling negative information on Richard Nixon during Kennedy’s election campaign, as well as helping with speech writing and television interviews. The recipient, Edythe Jacobs was an educator, political activist and environmental advocate who volunteered for the Kennedy campaign. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jack design by Phil Grushkin. Jacket photograph by Hank Walker.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 119061
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
"There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons": First Edition of Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905.
First edition of Roosevelt’s important collection of first-hand hunting accounts, including a lengthy description of newly created wilderness reserves. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt with tissue guard present, illustrated with photographs. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 117635
Philippines: Studio Designs, 1995.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. 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. A nice association.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 5314
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. 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
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: 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
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932.
First edition of this early work on President Hoover. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Hoover. Warmly inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 80003
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
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
"In view of recent developments in the international front you may find the chapters in The Former Evil Empire and the Muslim World particularly interesting": First Edition of Richard Nixon's Seize the Moment; Signed by Him and from the library of his former Speechwriter Bill Safire
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of Nixon’s critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, signed by Richard Nixon on the flyleaf and from the personal library of his former speechwriter William Safire with a photocopy of the original letter in which Nixon presents a page of proofs to Safire dated 11-11-91 which reads in full, “Dear Bill, I am enclosing the page proofs of my new book which will come out in the last week of December. In view of recent developments in the international front you may find the chapters in The Former Evil Empire and the Muslim World particularly interesting – Regards – RMN.” William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and again in 1968. After Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a speechwriter for him and Spiro Agnew until joining the New York Times as a political commentator in 1973. Soon after joining the times, Safire learned that he was the target of wiretaps authorized by Nixon, which he wrote about with “restrained fury” in his August 9, 1973 column, “The Suspicious 17.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. With Nixon’s card business card paper-clipped to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Robert Anthony. An exceptional association copy.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 103263
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 99962
New York: The Viking Press, 1950.
First edition of this work regarding the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Hallock. With the complete text of Sara Delano Roosevelt’s Household Book.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 103759
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
"Comrades, our road as trailblazers has been long and difficult": First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev's October and Perestroika: the Revolution Continues; signed by him
Moscow: Novosi Press Agency Publishing House, 1987.
First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev’s report delivered at the 70th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution Jubilee. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 114907
First Edition of Jack Maguire's A President's Country; inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson to White House Correspondent Jack Horner
Austin: The Alcade Press, 1964.
First edition of Texan writer Jack Maguire’s work on “Hill Country” Texas, where Lyndon B. Johnson was born, raised, attended college, and ran for his first public office. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with drawings by Mac Tatchell. Association copy, inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the dedication page, “To Jack and Leota Horner with affection and respect Lyndon B. Johnson July 9, 1966.” The recipient, White House Correspondent Garnett D. Jack Horner, served as President of the White House Correspondents Association and covered Presidents from FDR to Gerald Ford. President Johnson often invited favored reporters to the LBJ Ranch, including Horner on multiple occasions throughout his Presidency. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 110294
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
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