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New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.
First editions of President Truman’s presidential memoirs. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page of Volume I, “To Bob Fiedler with kind regards from Harry Truman 11/9/60.” The recipient, Robert Fiedler, was a science and engineering journalist and Director of the Institute News Bureau at Caltech. Both volumes are near fine in very good dust jackets. Jacket designs by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket photographs by Eliot Elsofon and U.S. Army Corps.
London: Longmans, Green, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fourth book and personal record of his impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, marbled endpapers, with three folding maps (one printed in color). In fine condition. A sharp example.
"more poignant and human than Trumans official memoirs": First Edition of Truman Speaks; Signed by Harry Truman
New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.
First edition of a collection of lectures given by Truman at Columbia University. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Truman. Boldly signed by Harry Truman on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Jacket photograph by The Bettmann Archive.
Black and white photograph portrait of William Howard Taft taken by Harris & Ewing of Washington, D.C.. Inscribed by Taft, while as President, “To my friend Franklin W. Cram with grateful appreciation and best wishes William H. Taft Aug. 20th 1912.” In a period frame. Entire piece measures 12 inches by 15.5 inches. A very fine item.
First edition program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore; Signed by William Rehnquist and Byron White who administered the oaths of office
Washington, D.C: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, 1993.
Original program for the ceremonies held at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on January 20th 1993. Octavo, original wrappers with the gold Presidential seal to the front panel. Signed on the front panel by William Rehnquist who administered the oath of office to President Clinton and Byron White who administered the oath to Vice President Albert A. Gore Jr. In fine condition with two stamps postmarked ‘Inauguration Day January 20th 1993’ to the front panel.
"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it": First Editions of Winston Churchills Masterpiece The Second World War
The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.
London: Cassell & Company, 1948-54.
First editions of Churchill’s World War II masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes, original black cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated with plates and maps (many of which are folding); charts and tables. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
"A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Profiles In Courage
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1956.
First edition of Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Foreword by Allan Nevins. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
"We had a long distance to make that day, and after leaving the grain fields travelled pretty steadily": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelts Hunting Trips Of A Ranchman
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1886.
First edition of Roosevelt’s stories of sport hunting on the Northern Cattle Plains. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers, illustrated with 26 full-page engravings by A.B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J.C. Beard, Fannie E. Gifford, and Henry Sandham including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt in hunting attire. In near fine condition.
"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.
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.
“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.
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.
First Edition Lady Bird Johnson, A White House Diary; Signed by both Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.
First edition of Lady Bird Johnson’s White House Diary. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by both Lady Bird Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. Scarce signed by both Johnsons.
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.
“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.