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"That those who live in California may Appreciate Their State More": First edition of California Addresses by President Roosevelt
San Francisco: The California Promotion Committee, 1903.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by President Theodore Roosevelt throughout California. Octavo, original half cloth with paper title label to the front panel, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. In very good condition.
Photograph of Calvin Coolidge by Harris & Ewing. Inscribed in the lower border, “To Mrs. David H. Blair, With Regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Blindstamped in the lower left by Harris & Ewing. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.75 inches by 19.5 inches.
Photograph of Calvin Coolidge by Harris & Ewing. Inscribed in the lower border, “To Frederick I. Cox, With regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Blindstamped in the lower left by Harris & Ewing. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.25 inches by 20.25 inches.
"Guide this nation through eternity...guide this nation through dark + stormy times": Original Campaign Speech from John F. Kennedys Campaign With His Notes and Corrections
St. Louis: 1960.
Original John F. Kennedy campaign speech with extensive annotations in his hand. This is a reading copy of the speech Kennedy delivered in St. Louis on October 2, 1960. In all, 14 double-spaced pages, with notes in the Presidential candidate’s hand throughout. The speech begins, “Massachusetts and Missouri are closely linked in the history of this republic. Both have been cradles of American freedom.” Quarter, bound in a loose leaf folder, gilt-lettered cover.
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing": Document Boldly Signed by Russia's Longest-Ruling Female Leader Catherine the Great
Document in Cyrillic, boldly signed by Catherine the Great “Ekaterina.” Renewal of an appointment for Lieutenant General Otto von Derfelden dated 1784. Double-matted with an image of Catherine
First Edition of Chained Together:: Mandela, De Klerk, and the Struggle to Remake South Africa; Signed by Both Nobel Laureates
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1993.
First edition of the first account of the unlikely political relationship between Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by both Mandela and de Klerk, “Hurray To David Ottaway, Compliments and best wishes to Claude. NMandela / 14.2.94.” Additionally signed “To Claude / F.W. deKlerk / 18.2.94.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robbin Schiff. Jacket photograph by Louise Gubb.
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so": Rare Honorary Dinner Program; Signed by French General Charles de Gaulle
Rare original dinner program from the Honorary Dinner For His Excellency General Charles de Gaulle held in New York City on April 26th, 1960, boldly signed by him. Quarto, 8 pages, string bound. Signed by Charles de Gaulle on the front cover of the program. The program includes listings of the presidents, officers, directors, and honorary members of the Alliance Francaise de New York, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, and The France-America Society. In very good condition. Rare and desirable signed by General de Gaulle.
“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power": Rare Signed Photograph of French General Charles De Gaulle
Rare original photograph of French general Charles de Gaulle in uniform. Signed by Charles de Gaulle in the upper left corner of the photograph which measures 6.75 inches by 9.5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 14.75 inches. Included is a handwritten autograph letter signed by Charles de Gaulle’s eldest son, Philippe de Gaulle who served as and French naval officer and senator on Marine Nationale letterhead in the original envelope. Additionally included is the original transmittal letter for the photograph signed by General de Gaulle’s secretary and dated November 25th, 1950. In fine condition. Rare and desirable and with noted provenance.
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.
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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. An exceptional example.
"Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties!": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Christmas Story; Inscribed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, “Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R.” An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend or family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong": Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his administration
Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his presidential administration.
A collection of eleven letters and documents signed and hand-written by the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and eight members of his presidential administration. Contents include a printed warrant for the pardon of John and Jerome Whisonant who were held at the Albany Penitentiary in 1874 signed by Grant, an 1860 one page autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Lot M. Morrill discussing misappropriated funds, an autograph quotation in the hand of 17th Vice President Schuyler Colfax, “Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong. Schuyler Colfax Feb 8. 1873”, an 1865 autograph letter signed by 18th Vice President Henry Wilson to President Johnson, and 1873 autograph note signed by Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont, a clipped signature by Postmaster General James W. Marshall, an 1875 autograph letter signed on Depart of the Interior letterhead by Secretary of the Interior Zachariah Chandler to Gent. Adam Badeau with a second clipped signature, an 1867 autograph note signed by Secretary of the Treasury George S. Boutwell, and an 1891 autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin Bristow. An exceptional collection.
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.
London: Archibald Constable, 1916.
Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun. Both the front and rear panels with a double gilt fillet border around an inner border incorporating ornamental cornerpieces, upper cover set with an oval portrait miniature of an actress under glass, within an ornamental gilt border, lower cover with panel border; raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, a repeated ornamental panel in the rest; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and both endpapers of dark blue watered silk, all edges gilt. Extra-illustrated with 10 additional plates. Housed in a felt-lined modern cloth box.
First Edition of Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1888.
First edition of Woodrow Wilson’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Woodrow Wilson Princeton 12 February ’09.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by Wilson.
"The Breath of an old-fashioned nosegay": First edition of the Crum Elbow Folks; lengthily inscribed by Sara D. Roosevelt
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1938.
First edition of Barnes’ classic tale of the small Quaker settlement of Crum Elbow with a foreword by Sara D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by Sara D. Roosevelt on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Sept. 1938 For W. French Cyrus Paris – from Sara D. Roosevelt – This is a story of the ‘Friends’ who lived until lately in ‘Crum Elbow’ about a mile East from Hyde Park.” In very good condition.
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it's the size of the fight in the dog": Dwight D. Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe; Inscribed by Him With Noted Provenance
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1948.
First edition, early printing of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theatre and battlefields. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For T. Roger Duncan best wishes from Dwight D. Eisenhower.” With a letter dated October 30, 1962 from Lillian H. Brown, Secretary, On “Office Of Dwight D. Eisenhower” letterhead, returning the book with Eisenhower’s inscription, and also returning a check sent by the recipient to cover the cost. Also with another letter to the recipient, expressing regret that Eisenhower could not write a particular article as requested, on similar letterhead, signed by Robert L. Schulz, Executive Assistant. Also with a copy of a letter from Eisenhower to Wally Karabioan, President of the student body at the University of Southern California dated January 28, 1960. All three letters with their envelopes. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.
Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, number 299 of 1426 copies. Fine in the original acetate, which is in fine condition. Original slipcase in near fine condition with light rubbing. A very sharp example.
“YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON THE GREAT CRUSADE, TOWARD WHICH WE HAVE STRIVEN THESE MANY MONTHS”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE; SIGNED BY DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.
Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. Signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, number 1034 of 1426 copies. In fine condition with the original acetate in very good condition. Housed in a slipcase.