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"We are at war, and we are going to make war": Rare first edition pamphlet of Excerpts from Winston S. Churchill's Wartime Speeches
Winston Churchill Prime Minister: A Selection From Speeches Made by Winston Churchill During the Four Years that Britain has Been at War.
New York : British Information Services, 1942.
First edition of this illustrated compendium of excerpts from Winston S. Churchill’s famed wartime speeches. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued, each spread features a black and white photograph of Churchill accompanied by a quote from his WWII speeches and broadcasts. In near fine condition.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1974.
First trade edition of this delightful memoir written by the Bouvier sisters about their summer in Europe. Folio, original marbled blue paper boards, illustrated with drawings and decorations by both authors. In near fine condition.
First edition and signed limited edition of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln Collector: The Story of Oliver R. Barrett's Great Private Collection
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949.
First edition, signed limited edition of Sandburg’s story of the remarkable collection of Oliver Barrett. Octavo, original buckram with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge red. One of 2425 first edition copies signed by Carl Sandburg, this is number 1994. Fine in the original slipcase with pictorial pastedown which is in near fine condition. An exceptional example.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Bob Woodward and Alexander Butterfield on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007.
First edition, later printing. Small octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Paul Volcker on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"This volume is an effort to show one of the many sides of Lincoln of which very little is known": Scarce First Edition of Adin Baber's A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain
A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain: Surveying Career as Seen in His Notes and Maps, and with an Account of the Hanks family Cousins, Makers of Fine Surveying and Mathematical Instruments.
Kansas, Illinois: Privately Printed, 1967.
Scarce first edition of Barber’s definitive reference on the early surveying career of Lincoln. Quarto, original archival buckram with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with plates after photographs, diagrams and maps. In fine condition. First editions are scarce.
First Edition of Does America Need a Foreign Policy?; Inscribed by Henry A. Kissinger to Close Friend Robert Pirie
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
First edition of this important work by the fifty-sixth Secretary of State. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bob Pirie from his friend Henry A. Kissinger.” The recipient was Robert Pirie, a lawyer in the field of mergers and acquisitions and later a prominent investment banker on Wall Street. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1951.
Second printing of Hoover’s Presidential memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend Ed Anthony from Herbert Hoover.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.
FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM MANCHESTER’S CLASSIC WORK REMEMBERING KENNEDY: ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1983.
First trade edition of the historian’s most well-known piece of literature. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by William Manchester on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with the lightest of shelf wear to the crown of the spine. A very bright example.
“With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed”: First Edition of Team of Rivals; Signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
First edition of this biographical portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his cabinet from 1861 to 1865. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Patti Ratchford.
First Edition of What Manner of Man: A Biography Of Martin Luther King, Jr; Inscribed by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc, 1964.
First edition of this early biography on Dr. King. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears. With an introduction by Benjamin E. Mays. Jacket design by Herbert Temple. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT LEADERS, WE HEAR THE ROLLING THUNDER OF HISTORY”: LEADERS, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON TO BUSINESSMAN JOHN KLUGE
New York: Warner Books, 1982.
First edition of this work which recollects Nixon’s memories of leaders such as Churchill, de Gaulle and Khrushchev. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 32 photographs. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To John Kluge from RN 1982.” The recipient, John Kluge was an television industry mogul and friend of Nixon’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gene Light. A nice association.
“When all else fails, men turn to reason": First Edition of Heritage: Civilization and the Jews; Inscribed by Abba Eban
New York: Summit Books, 1984.
First edition. Quarto, original half cloth. Inscribed by Abba Eban on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE SOUL OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY, BECAUSE HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE VERY SOUL OF OUR SENSE OF NATIONHOOD": FIRST EDITION OF KEEPING FAITH; SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAROLD BROWN
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition of President Carter’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jimmy Carter and Secretary of Defense Harold Brown on the title page. Brown was the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet Jimmy Carter. He had previously served in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations as Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Secretary of the Air Force. In the last stages of the Cold War, as Secretary of Defense, he set the groundwork for the Camp David accords. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Carter and Brown.
First Edition of John Hall Wheelock's Bibliography of Theodore Roosevelt; with two letters from May Lamberton Becker laid in
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920.
First edition of John Hall Wheelock’s authoritative bibliography of Roosevelt’s works. Octavo, original half cloth. Laid in is a 3-page typed bibliography of Roosevelt’s works composed by May Lamberton Becker, editor of the Reader’s Guide of The New York Herald Tribune, accompanied by an autograph letter signed by her to Mr. Fred J. Daddaris of Long Island New York and dated June 25, 1947. May Lamberton Becker made her name as a literary critic and for more than forty years wrote a weekly ‘Readers Guide’, first with the New York Evening Post, then with the Saturday Review of Literature and finally in the weekly book section of the New York Herald Tribune, of which she later became literary editor. Fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.
First Edition of Health Security: The President's Report to the American People; Inscribed by Hillary Clinton
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed by Hillary Clinton on the front free endpaper, “To Ann Marie and Hank Dullea with best wishes Hillary Rodham Clinton.” In near fine condition.
“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. Octavo, original cloth. 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.
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1977.
First edition of this collection of public messages, speeches, and statements of President Ford. Thick octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gerald Ford on the front free endpaper. In very good condition, bookplate, deaccessioned from a library.
"Theodore Roosevelt was intensely human. He was dynamic but not sacrosanct": First edition of J. Hampton Moore's Roosevelt and the Old Guard; in the rare original dust jacket
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company Publishers, 1925.
First edition of J. Hampton Moore’s intimate biographical portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with engravings and line drawings by C.K. Berryman including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Jimmy Carter.