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"A priest has as much liberty to proselytize as a patriot": First Edition of Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice; Inscribed by Him
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2004.
First edition of this collection of opinions from Justice Scalia. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Stephen Calafati With best regards Antonin Scalia.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited and with Commentary by Kevin A. Ring.
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Inscribed for V____ M_____ by Eleanor Roosevelt.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Ben Feder.
First editions of each volume in Douglas Southall Freeman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography; Inscribed by him
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-1935.
First edition of Douglas Southall Freeman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert E. Lee. Octavo, four volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, “Inscribed for Mrs. Nan Walker Blackburn blessed in many things and most of all in her children, Douglas Southall Freeman.” In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.
"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.
Program for the inauguration ceremony of Bill Clinton and Al Gore; Signed by Both William Rehnquist and Byron White
Program for the inauguration ceremony of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Signed by both Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Byron White. Rehnquist had administered the oath of office to Bill Clinton, and White had administered the oath of office to Al Gore. First Day Cancellation stamp dated January 20, 1993. It measures 6 inches by 8.75 inches. Uncommon signed.
“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know": First Edition of Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries; Inscribed by Harry Truman to U.S. Representative Walter Keil Granger
Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.
New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Truman. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed and dated by Harry Truman below the frontispiece portrait opposite the title page, “To my good friend Hon. + Mrs. W. K. Granger with kindest regards Harry Truman.” The recipient Walter Keil Granger was a United States Representative from Utah. Granger served as member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1932 to 1937, and serving as speaker in 1935. He then served as member of the Public Service Commission of Utah from 1937 to 1940. In 1941 Granger was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1953). In near fine condition. A nice association.
“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.
First Edition of Winston S. Churchill's Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 and 1948; Finely Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1950.
First edition of this collection of fifty-two speeches delivered between 1947 and 1948. Octavo, bound in three quarters blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition.
New York: The Co-Operative Publication Society, 1903.
Rare original salesman’s dummy for The Executive edition of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, frontispice stereographic portrait of Roosevelt and 7 plates after photographs by Sargent and illustrations by Remington with lettered tissue guards. With excerpts from eight of Roosevelt’s works including The Naval War of 1812, Rough Riders, and Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. In very good condition. Uncommon.
Rare autograph letter signed by King George III in 1772. One page, written in German, the letter is addressed to Frederic III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, conveying warm regards and words of friendship. Affixed to the original transmittal envelope with the royal seal stamped in red wax. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.