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First Edition of Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser; Inscribed by Zbigniew Brzezinski
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
First edition of Brzezinski’s memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, “To Susan Spezza- with best wishes, Zbigniew Brzezinski.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Garrett Loube Design Associates.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 114269
"We are at war, and we are going to make war": Rare first edition pamphlet of Excerpts from Winston S. Churchill's Wartime Speeches
Winston Churchill Prime Minister: A Selection From Speeches Made by Winston Churchill During the Four Years that Britain has Been at War.
New York : British Information Services, 1942.
First edition of this illustrated compendium of excerpts from Winston S. Churchill’s famed wartime speeches. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued, each spread features a black and white photograph of Churchill accompanied by a quote from his WWII speeches and broadcasts. In near fine condition.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 90387
"HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE SOUL OF OUR FOREIGN POLICY, BECAUSE HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE VERY SOUL OF OUR SENSE OF NATIONHOOD": FIRST EDITION OF KEEPING FAITH; SIGNED BY JIMMY CARTER
New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
First edition of the 39th President of the United States’ memoir. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 116599
"I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people": First Edition of Decision Points; Signed by President George W. Bush
New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.
First edition of George W. Bush’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by George W. Bush on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by W.G. Cookman.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 117667
"We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more": First Edition of Giving; Inscribed By Bill Clinton
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
First edition of this inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. Octavo, blue boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Kim Brown with thanks Bill Clinton.” Laid into this title is a letter of presentation from Random House. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 48763
"He expressed the unconquerable spirit of the nation": rare limited edition Spode bone china Winston Churchill plate
Stoke-on-Trent, England: Spode, .
Rare limited edition Churchill Spode bone china plate. One of a limited edition of five thousand numbered plates commissioned by Thomas Goode and Co. Ltd. of London, this is number 860. The plate features a portrait of Churchill flanked by rampant lions and surrounded by a botanical gilt border. Founded by Josiah Spode in 1770, Spode pottery is renowned for perfecting the technique for transfer printing in underglaze blue on fine earthenware and credited with developing, around 1790, the formula for fine bone china that was generally adopted by the industry. In fine condition. The plate measures 10.5 inches in diameter.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117035
"In 1999, we will remember the twentieth century as the bloodiest and the best in the history of man": Richard Nixon's 1999: Victory Without War; Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
First edition, early printing of Nixon’s bestselling work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bill Albert With best wishes from Richard Nixon.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, inscription. Jacket design by Barry Littman. With a signed letter from Nixon’s secretary laid in.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 117983
Color photograph signed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “God bless you Desmond Tutu 10.12.98.” The photograph measures 5.75 by 4.25 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 112961
“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good": First Edition of Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture; Inscribed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
First edition of Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture. Small octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “Best Wishes to _______ _______ Jimmy Carter.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 366
New York: Basic Books, 1997.
First edition of this “masterful synthesis of historical, geographical, and political analysis…. Geostrategic thinking in the grand tradition of Bismarck” (Samuel Huntington). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “and with best wishes Zbigniew Brzezinski.” Small name, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rick Pracher.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 5797
Norwarlk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1982.
First edition of the signed limited edition of the thirty-ninth President of the United States autobiography. Octavo, original full gray leather, with titles to the spine in gilt and tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Signed by Jimmy Carter. In fine condition without wear.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 42069
First Edition of David Halberstam's War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals; Inscribed by Him
New York: Scribner, 2002.
First edition of “Halberstam’s most important book” (Leslie Gelb). Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on title page in the year of publication, “For Pat and Liz with the gratitude of someone who like so many others benefited from the richness of their and life and gifts David Halberstam Aug 31, 2001.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket by Mark Cohen.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 116103
First Edition of Letters To Kennedy; Warmly Inscribed by John Kenneth Galbraith in the year of publication
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.
First edition of this compilation of letters which gives the reader a firsthand look at the working relationship between a president and one of his close advisers, John Kenneth Galbraith. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Barry Zorthian well loved friend and the best journalist I ever knew. John Kenneth Galbraith.” The recipient was a U.S. government spokesman and American diplomat during the Vietnam War.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 2992
“Always take all the time to reflect that circumstances permit, but when the time for action has come, stop thinking (Andrew Jackson)”: First Edition of Jon Meacham's American Lion; Inscribed by Him to a fellow writer
New York: Random House, 2008.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Alex Timbers Jon Meacham.” The recipient Alex Timbers is a two-time Tony-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Evening Standard Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lucile Lortel Award. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom McKeveny.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 103761
New York: Simon & Schuster, 20096.
First edition of the 10 Anniversary edition of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 103479
First Edition of The New York Idea: An Experiment in Democracy; inscribed by Mario Cuomo to William Safire
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1994.
First edition of the 52nd Governor of New York’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “To Bill Safire, One of our proud hoasts [sic] (but isn’t there something wrong with that grammatically? Mario 1994.” The recipient, William Safire, was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and again in 1968. After Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a speechwriter for him and Spiro Agnew. He authored several political columns in addition to his weekly column “On Language” in The New York Times Magazine from 1979 until the month of his death and authored two books on grammar and linguistics: The New Language of Politics (1968) and what Zimmer called Safire’s “magnum opus,” Safire’s Political Dictionary. Safire later served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board from 1995 to 2004 and in 2006 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Peter A. Davis. Author photograph by Don Pollard.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 103423
New York: Random House, 1977.
Signed limited first edition of Eban’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. One of 500 copies signed by Abba Eban. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 115148
“IN OUR QUEST FOR PEACE, WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY ASK OURSELVES WHAT WE SHOULD DO TO CREATE CONDITIONS IN WHICH PEACE CAN PROSPER”: FIRST EDITION OF THE LAST TREK: A NEW BEGINNING; INSCRIBED BY NOBEL LAUREATE F.W. DE KLERK
New York: MacMillan, 1998.
First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by F.W. De Klerk on the title page, “To ______ Best wishes F.W. De Klerk.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 2485
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1951.
First edition, seventh printing of the first volume in Hoover’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “The kind regards of Herbert Hoover to H.W. Lubow.” In near fine condition.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 107669
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 116109