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"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything": First Edition of The Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy; Each Signed by Edmund Morris
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Random House 1979-2010.
First editions of each of the titles that comprise the author’s acclaimed Theodore Roosevelt trilogy. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Each volume is signed by Edmund Morris on the title page. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Both Theodore Rex and Colonel Roosevelt are fine in fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
“THE ONLY THING NEW IN THIS WORLD IS THE HISTORY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW”: First Edition of President Trumans Mr. Citizen; Signed by Him
New York: Bernard Geis 1960.
First edition of this collection of reflections and essays by President Truman. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 32 pages of black-and-white photographs. Signed by Harry S. Truman on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1964.
Signed limited first edition of MacArthur’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, frontispiece. Signed by Douglas MacArthur, this is number 359. Near fine in a near fine slipcase. A nice example.
Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, “To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968,” and “and Lyndon B. Johnson.” A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
"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 Hon. J.N. Tincher, with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient, Jasper Napoleon “Poly” Tincher, a Republican represenative from Kansas between the years 1919-27 who represented David Nation in his divorce from the legendary Carrie Nation. Fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association.
"My name is Charles Frederick Bush, C. Fred for short": First edition of White House Dog C. Fred's Story; Inscribed by both Barbara and George Bush
New York: Doubleday 1984.
First edition of First Lady Barbara Bush’s children’s book about the adventures of White House dog C. Fred Bush. Large octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with photographs throughout. Inscribed by Barbara Bush, “To Edna Pryn – With love and affection to a dear friend – Warmly – Barbara Bush” and President George Bush, “With love, George Bush,” and with a paw print stamp in the likeness of C. Fred’s paw. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust Jacket design by David Gatti. Jacket photograph by Cynthia Johnson.
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts": Eleanor Roosevelts This Is My Story; Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1937.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Warmly inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Rare framed collection of official medallions and pins from the second Presidential Inauguration of Richard M. Nixon of 1973. Contents include a gold chain link bracelet bearing a medallion with the Presidential Seal, six small presidential pins, two elaborate gold pins bearing the presidential seal, an Inaugural Committee Staff Ribbon with Inaugural medallion, and a gold necklace bearing a medallion with Nixon’s portrait in profile. Housed in a custom shadow box frame lined with blue velvet. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 14 inches.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1970.
First edition the second volume of the author’s Pulitzer and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Henry Kissinger with all good wishes Jim Burns.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With the compliments of the author slip laid in. An excellent association copy.
Rare fountain pen used by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958
Rare fountain pen used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958. Mounted and framed with with an inscription, “Presented to Russel M. Stephens, President American Federation of Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 20, 1958.” The entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
Oroville, California: Butte College Press 1999.
First edition of this work on the Bush administration. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Dan Ostrander and President George Bush on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover design by Patty Melron. Uncommon signed by President Bush.
First edition of The Last Tsar; inscribed by Edvard Radzinsky to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who served as the associate editor for the book
New York: Doubleday 1992.
First edition of Radzinsky’s biography of Nicholas II. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Associatation copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To dear Jackie, who gave this book life—your friend, Edvard Radzinsky, 2 July 1992.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate to the front pastedown. Kennedy served as associate editor for this book while at Doubleday, hence the warm inscription from Radzinsky. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Rare signed White House engraving, boldly signed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, with the original White House envelope. With the engraving’s provenance recorded on the verso of the engraving, “‘The White House’ Washington D.C. Picture auctioned off at M.E. Church Supper. Greenwood, Del. and purchased by Harry L. Boyer. Harrington, Del. Nov. 4. 1933. Picture was sent to Mrs. Townsend P. Rust Greenwood, Del. as a donation for the supper by the First Lady of the Land – Mrs. Roosevelt.” In near fine condition. Desirable with noted provenance.
Signed color photograph of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter shaking hands. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11 inches by 13 inches.
Rare autograph letter signed by King George III regarding the payment of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards. Signed “George R” in the upper left corner of the document. The letter is addressed to Councillors Dudley Ryder and Thomas Steele, joint Paymaster Generals of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces of the United Kingdom and notifies the recipients of the arrival of “the sum of twenty-six thousand and fifty four pounds…to be due to our Royal Regiment of Horse Guards for their pay from 25th December 1789 to 25th December 1790.” In near fine condition.
June 25th 1798.
Rare military appointment signed by King George III appointing David Byron Davis Esq. as Captain of Company in a Regiment of Foot, commanded by Col. Andrew Cochrane Johnston. One page partially printed on vellum with the Royal Seal to the upper right corner and dated June 25th 1798. Signed by King George III in the upper left corner, “George R.” In very good condition.