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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.
Rare autograph note singed by Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In fine condition, the note measures 5.25 inches by 3.5 inches.
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1939.
First edition of this Churchill title, the last book he published before the outbreak of the Second World War. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco for Henry Sotheran with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, all edges gilt. In fine condition.
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.
Surrey, England: Foreign Affairs Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of Chile: The Crime of Resistance. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to Henry Kissingers, “A Henri Kissingers Secretaire d’Etat hommage respectueux, Suzanne Labin le Paris 12.3.83.” A nice association linking Labin, a provocative anti-Communist French analyst and Kissinger, a pro-Pinochet supporter. Labin portrays a Chile that vindicates Kissinger’s policies — Allende was the oppressor and Pinochet a beacon of progress according to Labin.
"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.
Rare First edition of Letters of Queen Victoria; all three volumes in the rare original dust jackets
Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection from her Majesty’s Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861.
London: John Murray, 1907.
First edition set of this selection of the letters of Queen Victoria, written between 1837 and 1861. Octavo, original cloth richly decorated in gilt with ivorene onlays displaying Victoria’s royal initials, top edges gilt with others uncut, illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings including tissue-guarded frontispieces to each volume. Near fine in the scarce original dust jackets which are in near fine condition.
London: Longman's, Green, and Co, 1900.
First edition of Churchill’s fifth book, a continuation of his coverage of the Boer War which he began in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Octavo, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ian Hamilton, folding map in color and 4 pages of advertisements for Churchill’s works at rear. In very good condition, with the original cloth bound at the rear.
First Edition of Significant Supreme Court Opinions of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Manila: Philippine Bar Association, .
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Bob Forsythe, with warm memories of our work together in the Minnesota years, Warren E. Burger,” who adds his initials at the end of a brief postscript, “Five minutes of this will guarantee a good night’s sleep! WEB.” In near fine condition.
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 of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh's Study of Conference on the Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire; Signed by Prince Philip
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh’s Study of Conference on the Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1956.
First edition of this two volume set, boldly signed by Prince Philip on the front free endpaper of volume one. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jackets. Number 279 of 400 examples.
"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.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965.
Fourth printing, published only months after the first of Reagan’s biography covering his years in Hollywood. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, “To Russell With Best Wishes Ronald Reagan.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design Ned Glattauer.
London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932.
First edition of the second volume of Churchill’s autobiographical writings. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with frontispiece. In fine condition.
“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.