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New York: Penguin Press, 2015.
First edition of the first volume of Ferguson’s definitive biography of Henry Kissinger. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Niall Ferguson and Henry Kissinger on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
China: Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China , 2008.
First edition of this work by the former Chinese Culture Minister. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Henry Kissinger in Chinese on the front free endpaper. The English translation reads, “To Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Sun Jiazheng, January 26 2008 in New York.” Sun Jiazheng was a senior People’s Republic of China Minister of Culture from 1998-2008. An account of Sun Jiazheng’s 2005 meeting with Kissinger to discuss Sino-American interactions is the first chapter of the book. Kissinger, of course, was instrumental in the opening of relations between the United States and The People’s Republic of China in the early 1970s as President Richard Nixon’s celebrated foreign policy guru. The project included celebrated secret meetings between Kissinger and Chinese officials to the lay groundwork for the opening. Kissinger would later write the well-regarded work “On China.” From the library of Henry Kissinger. A nice association.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1915.
First edition of this work by Taft, who is the only person to have presided over both the executive and judicial branches of the United States government. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by William Howard Taft on the front free endpaper. In fine condition.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to former New York United States Senator Patrick Moynihan, “To Pat- Thanks for the visit- Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Clinton successfully filled the New York Senate seat left by Moynihan in 2000. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Purchased from the library of Moynihan. A nice association linking these two political icons.
Surrey, England: Foreign Affairs Publishing Company, 1983.
First edition of Chile: The Crime of Resistance. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to Henry Kissinger, “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. In near fine condition. From the library of Henry Kissinger.
Singapore: National Parks Board Publishers, 2003.
First edition of this work on Istana. Quarto, original cloth, with slipcase, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by President S.R. Nathan on the half- title page, “To Dr. Henry Kissinger. This is not anything like the lush surroundings of your residence. This is just a little reminder of our surroundings. With Best Wishes, S.R. Nathan. 5th July 2005.” A nice association, linking Kissinger, one of the most important American statesman of the last half of the 20th century and President Nathan of Indonesia. Fine in a fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
First edition of this monograph on China. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Henry Kissinger, “For Henry Kissinger in whose giant footsteps I followed in China, and it was a tough act to follow! All good wishes, Eve Arnold.” Arnold is referring to the slow opening throughout the 1970s of Communist China to Westerners, an opening famously managed on the United States end by protean Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, in collaboration with Presidents Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford. Kissinger would later write his classic work On China, detailing his experience with China.
Philippines: Studio Designs, 1995.
First edition of this illustrated work on the Philippines. Quarto, original boards, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Philippines President Fidel V. Ramos to 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. Fine in a fine dust jacket. From the library of Henry Kissinger. A nice association.
"There can be peace in the world": First edition of Growing Toward Peace; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor
New York: Random House, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Regina Tor opposite the title page. Light fading to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine. Laid in is a publicity photograph of both authors. This is the first example we have seen signed by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Large Color Photograph Signed by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon
Large color photograph of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Signed and dated by each President below their likeness. The photograph measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 22inches x 27 inches. A striking image with the Presidents flanked by an American flag on either side. Uncommon in such a large format.
New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007.
First edition, later printing. Small octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Paul Volcker on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
Original carte de visite signed “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” Mounted on stiff ivory card stock, the carte-de-visite measures 2.6 inches by 4 inches. Signed below the image on the print. Matted and framed. Rare and desirable.
Christmas card which reads, “Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt extends her very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.” Additionally signed above by Eleanor Roosevelt, “To ______ all my love E.R.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt. In fine condition. Measures 11.5 inches by 16 inches.
Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion; Signed and Inscribed by several Presidents
Washington, D.C. : United States Government Printing Office, 1952.
First edition. Quarto, original leatherette volume, gilt titles to the front panel. Inscribed and signed by several Presidents on the front free endpaper. Inscribed by Truman, This was quite a good job- but it should be good for several generations unless someone blows it up! Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri March 14, 1955.” Inscribed by Richard Nixon. Signed by Lyndon Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. The inscription from Kennedy appears to be secretarial. Also inscribed by Robert Doughtery, a Renovation Commission member. The volume is accompanied by several original and copies of letters from the White House regarding the autographs.
“THEY GAVE ME ABOUT FIVE OR TEN GALLONS OF ANTIBIOTICS…BUT THEY JUST COULDN’T KILL ME”: FIVE PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM HARRY TRUMAN TOSECRETARY OF STATE DEAN ACHESON
Kansas City, Missouri: 1954.
Autograph letter signed by Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson. Five pages, with 2 page transcription of Acheson’s 19 October response Truman recounts his near death from an infected gall bladder that required emergency, life-saving surgery, and reflects on his changing popular reputation. “Went to our outdoor theater [on June 19] in Swope Park to see ‘Call Me Madam,’ which I’ve never seen (and don’t want to).” Truman, in fact, was going to appear in a cameo at the end of the play. But he never made it. While waiting to come on “A pain overtook me which I couldn’t stop with all the will power I could exercise and the ‘Boss’ drove me home.” Admitted into the hospital, the “Doc told me that the white corpuscles were increasing at the rate of 1000 an hour and that a little butchering would be necessary. I wrote a codicil to my will and went out – I mean out. They gave me about five or ten gallons of anti-biotics by sticking needles in veins. But they just couldn’t kill me.” His wife Bess “says I’m worse than a Bridge Club Lady—talk about my operation and bore people to death.” He also talks about the difficult task of getting his memoirs published, with an impatient publisher waiting for the promised 300,000 words by the spring of 1954. But the hospital was flooded with flowers during his convalescence and Truman was touched by the genuine concerns expressed for “this still controversial former President.” No one, he tells Acheson, “knew the travails of what we went through in those years from Apr. 12, 1945 to Jan. 20, 1953 as did you, Gen. Marshall, [Treasury Secretary] John Snyder and [Secretary of Agriculture] Charlie Brannan.” A lengthy, revealing letter about Truman’s near death experience.
New York: Doubleday Press, 1987.
First edition, signed Limited edition. Octavo, original blue leather, all edges gilt. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by George Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase.
“Let us all work together for better understanding and peace"; Signed Quotation all in Eleanor Roosevelt's Hand
Original Eleanor Roosevelt signed quotation on a note card, which reads, “Let us all work together for better understanding and peace. Eleanor Roosevelt.” Matted and framed with a photograph of Ms. Roosevelt above. In fine condition. Measures 10.5 inches by 13.5 inches. An exceptional piece.
First Edition of Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace; Inscribed by W.E.B. DuBois to His Wife Shirley
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, “For Shirley WEBD.”From the library of Shirley Graham DuBois. Ms. DuBois was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist, and wife of W.E.B. Du Bois, whom she married in 1951. W.E.B. DuBois is the author of The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. An outstanding association, linking these two great writers and activists of the twentieth century . Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some toning the spine and a few small chips.
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson
Dodge Publishing, 1935.
First edition of this early work written and published while she was First Lady of the United States. Octavo, original orange cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bill from his loving grandmere who is also the author Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935.” The recipient was Roosevelt’s grandson William Donner Roosevelt, son of Elliot Roosevelt and grandson of the author Eleanor Roosevelt. A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty is one of the more uncommon books by Roosevelt, and one that is not often found signed or inscribed, especially with such a nice association. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.