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"Comrades, our road as trailblazers has been long and difficult": First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev's October and Perestroika: the Revolution Continues; signed by him
Moscow: Novosi Press Agency Publishing House, 1987.
First edition of Mikhail Gorbachev’s report delivered at the 70th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution Jubilee. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.
"In view of recent developments in the international front you may find the chapters in The Former Evil Empire and the Muslim World particularly interesting": First Edition of Richard Nixon's Seize the Moment; Signed by Him and from the library of his former Speechwriter Bill Safire
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of Nixon’s critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, signed by Richard Nixon on the flyleaf and from the personal library of his former speechwriter William Safire with a photocopy of the original letter in which Nixon presents a page of proofs to Safire dated 11-11-91 which reads in full, “Dear Bill, I am enclosing the page proofs of my new book which will come out in the last week of December. In view of recent developments in the international front you may find the chapters in The Former Evil Empire and the Muslim World particularly interesting – Regards – RMN.” 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 until joining the New York Times as a political commentator in 1973. Soon after joining the times, Safire learned that he was the target of wiretaps authorized by Nixon, which he wrote about with “restrained fury” in his August 9, 1973 column, “The Suspicious 17.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. With Nixon’s card business card paper-clipped to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Robert Anthony. An exceptional association copy.
Photograph of Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence; Signed by President Truman
Original photograph of The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, boldly inscribed and dated in 1967 by President Harry S. Truman. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1928.
First edition of this work on American indidualism. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition, early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Boldly signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1967.
First edition of Robert Kennedy’s fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ethel Kennedy on the half-title page, “For Mr. Newman, With warm wishes Ethel Kennedy.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket photograph by Lawrence Fried.
New York: The Viking Press, 1950.
First edition of this work regarding the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Hallock. With the complete text of Sara Delano Roosevelt’s Household Book.
First Edition of Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson; signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on a bookplate
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson. Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President 1963-64.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1965.
First edition of the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States series compilation of the messages and speeches of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Octavo, Volumeoriginal cloth, frontispiece portrait of Johnson. Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on his Presidential bookplate affixed to the pastedown. In near fine condition.
Munich: Martin Herpich & Son, 1986.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ copy of this biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece in color, illustrated. From the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate to front pastedown. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in pencil, “To Jackie Ludwig P.” The inscriber has added a drawing of a crown and swan.
“THAT YOUR UNION AND BROTHERLY AFFECTION MAY BE PERPETUAL”: Rare 1810 Printing of WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS
Schenectady: Published For The Washington Benevolent Society, 1810.
Rare 1810 printing of Washington’s famed farewell address. Small octavo, bound in one quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington, partially printed certificate admitting James Murdoch as a member of the Washington Benevolent Society of the county of Schenectady. In very good condition. A desirable example.
First Edition of Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution; Signed by Justice John Paul Stevens
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this work by Justice Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lauren Harms.
New York : William Morrow and Company, 1939.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Eleanor Roosevelt in the year of publication, “For Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt with every possible good wish John W, Wheeler-Bennett January 1939.” With Eleanor Roosevelt’s bookplate. One could imagine Roosevelt reading and gleaning from this instructive work regarding peace after the first World War, with the invasion of Sudetenland and subsequent letters from President Roosevelt to Hitler for peace and later The Yalta Conference. In near fine condition.
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1968.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, ” For Andy and Marion with all best, Teddy White.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Chermayeff and Geismar Associates.
Philippines: Studio Designs, 1995.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Inscribed by Philippines President Fidel V. Ramos (while in office) to the great American elder statesman of world affairs Henry Kissinger, “To Dr. Henry Kissinger with best wishes. Mabuhay! Fidel Ramos 8 Jan 96.” Ramos was the 12th President of the Philippines, serving 1992-1998 after succeeding Corazon Aquino (who endorsed Ramos.) Includes a short introductory essay by Ramos. A nice association.
New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
First edition of Kissinger’s 13th book, which he draws on historical records and 40 years of direct interaction with four generations of Chinese leaders to analyze the link between China’s ancient past and its present day trajectory. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Henry Kissinger on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar. Uncommon signed.