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Washington, DC : 1973
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Chief Justice Warren Burger at his bio page. 20 page pamphlet on the Supreme Court published by them.
New York : Scribners 1999
First edition of George H. W. Bush’s life and letters. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by both George Bush and his chief of staff John Sununu on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Fontana. Jacket photograph by Alexanders of Houston.
"But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society": First Edition of the Authors Classic Work The Death of a President, Signed By Him
New York : Harper & Row 1967
First edition of the historian’s most well-known and enduring work. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by William Manchester on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of shelfwear to the crown of the spine. A very bright example.
Ahmedabad : Navajivan Publishing House 1948
First edition of this collection of speeches by Gandhi. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Gandhi. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Foreword by Rajendra Prasad. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Eton Square : January 9, 1859
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria appointing George Markham Giffard, Hunton Rodwell and Henry Hawkins to her Counsel Learned in the Law. One page, approved and signed by Queen Victoria at the head of the page, “App. Victoria R.” In near fine condition.
"I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people": Signed Limited Edition of Decision Points; Additionally signed by John McCain
New York : Crown Publishers 2010
Signed limited edition of George W. Bush’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase, illustrated. Signed by George W. Bush and additionally signed by Senator John McCain, who was the Republican nominee for President in 2008. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Memoires pour Servir a l’Histoire de la Maison de Brandebourg (Memoirs of the House of Brandenburg).
Berlin : Chez Chretien Frederic Voss 1767
Early example of Frederick II, King of Prussia’s history of the Brandenburg Dynasty. Initially published in three installments by Frederick II’s private press at the palace of Sanssouci near Berlin, the volumes were read as part of the curriculum at the Prussian Academy of Sciences and considered as the fourth volume of Frederick’s Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans Souci (The works of the philosopher of Sans Souci). Quarto, three volumes bound into one, rebacked, contemporary boards, elaborate engraved allegorical frontispiece by Georf Friedrich Schmidt, two folding genealogical tables, two folding maps. In very good condition.
London : Printed for R. Dodsley 1748
Early English translation of Frederick II, King of Prussia’s history of the Brandenburg Dynasty. Dedicated to his Royal Highness to Prince of Wales. Authors Preface. Initially published in three installments by Frederick II’s private press at the palace of Sanssouci near Berlin, the volumes were read as part of the curriculum at the Prussian Academy of Sciences and considered as the fourth volume of Frederick’s Oeuvres du Philosophe de Sans Souci (The works of the philosopher of Sans Souci). Small octavo, disbound with part of the original gilt spine intact. In very good condition. A nice example.
"The highest form of success comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph": First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Strenuous Life
New York : The Century Co 1902
First edition of this collection of speeches from Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain, frontispiece of Roosevelt. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family": First Edition of Barbara Bush's Memoir; Signed by George H. W. Bush and Inscribed by First Lady Barbara Bush
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons 1994
First edition of the first lady Barbara Bush’s memoirs. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by George H. W. Bush and inscribed by Barbara Bush on the front free endpaper, “May 1st 1997 To: Victor Kovach With best wishes – Barbara Bush.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow. Uncommon signed by both the former first lady and President Bush.
"You must do the things you think you cannot do": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts On My Own; Signed By Her
New York : Harper & Brothers Publishers 1958
First edition of Roosevelt’s last book of autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. One of the advance signed presentation to friends of the author signed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and closed tears. Jacket design by Ben Feder.
"Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much": Rare Typed Letter Signed by Harry S. Truman as President to Lewis Strauss
: February 2, 1951
Rare typed letter signed by Harry S. Truman as President. One page on White House stationary, the letter is dated February 2, 1951 and addressed to the Honorable Lewis Strauss, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York. The letter reads: “Dear Admiral: I can’t tell you how very much I appreciated your letter of January twenty-ninth about Margaret’s acting at the performance for the Cancer Research Fund. Your letter pleased both Mrs. Truman and me very much. Sincerely Yours, Harry Truman.” The recipient, Lewis Strauss, was a Jewish-American businessman, philanthropist, public office holder, and naval officer. He was a major figure in the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the United States. After the deaths of both of his parents from cancer, Strauss established a fund for physics research to develop better radiation treatment for cancer patients. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches.
New York : Quadrangle/ The New York Times Book Co. 1975
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To ____ ______, with best wishes- Frank Mankiewicz Mar. ’75.” Additionally inscribed by Bill Safire below, “Dear Jeff- Don’t believe everything my friend Frank says! Bill Safire.” Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique copy.
: November 29, 1870
Rare original document signed by Queen Victoria granting John R. Davidson a license to plead in Manchester at a trial for conspiracy. One page folded with the white paper Royal Seal to the front page. Signed by Queen Victoria at the top of the document, “Victoria R.” In fine condition.
London : Rider 1999
First British edition of this work, which chronicles Archbishop Tutu’s courageous chairing of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “God Bless You Desmond Tutu 4/19/05”. Fine in a fine dust jacket.