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First Edition of Kenneth S. Davis' A Prophet in His Own Country: The Triumphs and Defeats of Adlai E. Stevenson; signed by both Kenneth S. Davis and Adlai Stevenson
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Davis’ definitive biography of Adlai E. Stevenson. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Kenneth S. Davis and Adlai Stevenson on the second free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desgin by Sydney Butchkes. Jacket photograph by Arthur Siegel.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 115063
"Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles": First Edition of Toward Freedom: The Autobiography of Jawaharlal Nehru; Signed by Him
New York: The John Day Company, 1941.
First edition of Nehru’s classic autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Jawaharlal Nehru on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First editions are uncommon, especially signed.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 114944
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
Johannesburg and London: Collins, 1962.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Laureate. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, bookplate. Introduction by Charles Hooper. A nice example.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 114241
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1915.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by the 27th president of the United States in the 1914 Page Lecture Series. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Taft on the front free endpaper, “Sincerely yours William H. Taft.” In very good condition.
Price: $4,400.00 Item Number: 114863
Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 10.25 inches. An excellent portrait with the signature bold.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 110262
Fine collection of Ronald Reagan Presidential gift accessories including a pair of cuff links and a lapel pin bearing the Presidential Eagle and Crest seal and a fountain pen bearing Reagan’s signature in facsimile. Each piece is housed in the original gift box with Reagan’s signature stamped in gilt to the box cover. In fine condition with the pen requiring a nib insert. A handsome collection.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 114264
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942.
First edition of Hoover’s look at the impact of World War I. Octavo, original gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To my good friend A.B. Cargill from Herbert Hoover Jan. 5/42Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 114528
First edition of Ronnie and Nancy: A Very Special Love Story; signed by both Ronald and Nancy Reagan
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1985.
First edition of Adler’s account of one of America’s great romances, inscribed by Ronald Reagan as President and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Octavo, original half-cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ronald and signed by Nancy Reagan on the half-title page, “To Preston Long – with our appreciation and warmest friendship. Nancy & Ronald Reagan Jan. 27 1986.” The recipient, Preston H. Long, was a supporter of Reagan and was appointed by Reagan as a Member of the American Battle Monuments Commission in July of the year the present volume was inscribed. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by James K. Davis. Jacket photograph by Harry Benson. Examples of this title signed by the Reagan’s are particularly uncommon.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 114871
Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1986.
First edition of this collection of speeches delivered by Mikhail Gorbachev at the historic Reykjavík Summit. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114360
Rare George H. W. Bush Vice Presidential Fountain Pen bearing Bush’s signature in facsimile. Housed in the original pen box bearing the seal of the Vice President of the United States. In fine condition requiring the nib insert.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 114942
Rare Typed Letter Signed by Ronald Reagan as President to close friend and fellow American actor Mickey Rooney
Rare typed letter signed by Ronald Reagan shortly after his reelection in 1984 to close personal friend and fellow actor Mickey Rooney. One page, typescript on Reagan’s White House Letterhead, the letter is dated December 6, 1984 and reads in full, ‘Dear Jan and Mickey: Thanks for your message and most of all for your support and friendship. I cherish the victory and the confidence and trust it represents. The American people have given us the “go-ahead” to complete our agenda and I look forward to the next four years with great anticipation. Nancy joins me in sending out appreciation and warm regards. Sincerely, “Ron” Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Rooney 7500 Devista Drive Hollywood, California 90046.’ The recipient, American actor Mickey Rooney, appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era. He was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941 and one of the best-paid actors of that era. Reagan, himself, was at the height of his acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, playing his favorite acting role in in 1942’s Kings Row, where he played a double amputee and recited the line “Where’s the rest of me?”—later used as the title of his 1965 autobiography. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 114359
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
Rare Civil War era military endorsement signed by Abraham Lincoln as President. Two pages, the appointment is dated July 26th 1864, addressed to Secretary of War Edward M. Stanton and contains a request from J.M. Francis of Hudson County, New Jersey that Edward Z. Laurence be appointed Secretary of Subsistence in the Volunteer Army of the United States. The request is approved and endorsed at the conclusion by Lincoln, “Let the appointment be made, if his service can be made useful A. Lincoln Aug. 17 1864.” Framed. The entire piece measures 27 inches by 9.5 inches. In very good condition with a bold inscription from Lincoln.
Price: $9,200.00 Item Number: 114205
Rare typed letter signed by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. One page, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated February 1, 1941 and reads, ‘Dear Judge McAllister: I appreciate the charm of your letter even though you response is out of all proportion to the accurate prose on my part which stimulated you to write. I hope the eventuality comes off but if it doesn’t it is a source of comfort to me that you have the wisdom of not having your heart set on these things. Nothing seems to me more foolish in this world than to have the heart set on a particular job – it is bad for the heart. With cordial regards to your wife and yourself, Very sincerely yours, “Felix Frankfurter.”‘ The recipient, Thomas F. McAllister served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1938 to 1941 prior to his appointment as a judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 114058
Rare autograph note collection in the hand of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi, written at the height of the struggle for Indian Independence. The collection includes two autograph notes, two autograph letters, and three autograph postcards with Gandhi’s “Blessings” inscribed at the conclusion of each. The postcards are postmarked May 27, June 26, and July 25 1926. Gandhi took leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921 and led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, and, above all, achieve Indian independence from British rule. In the wake of World War II, Gandhi opposed providing any help to the British war effort and campaigned against any Indian participation in the war. As the war progressed, Gandhi intensified his demand for independence, calling for the British to Quit India in a 1942 speech in Mumbai, hours after which he was arrested by the British government. Gandhi’s imprisonment lasted two years, although he was initially sentenced to six. He was released in May of 1944 due to failing health. Following the end of WWII, the new British government passed the Indian Independence Act of 1947, partitioning the British Indian Empire was into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. In very good condition.
Price: $40,000.00 Item Number: 114068
"Dear Mr. President, Barb and I sing 'Happy Birthday to you' - with many happy returns! All Bushes join in": Rare autograph birthday note warmly inscribed by George H.W. Bush as Vice President to Ronald Reagan as President
Autograph note signed and inscribed by George H.W. Bush as Vice President to Ronald Reagan as President on his birthday. One page, with the official emblem of the Vice President, the note reads, “Feb. 6, 1984 Dear Mr. President, Barb and I sing “Happy Birthday to you” – with many happy returns! All Bushes join in – George.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Bush and Reagan. The entire piece measures 20 inches 16.5 inches. A remarkable association.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 114005
"The great society leads us along three roads: growth and justice and liberation": First edition of Lyndon Baines Johnson's This America; signed by him
New York: Random House, Inc, 1966.
First edition of this richly illustrated rendition of the speech delivered by President Johnson on May 22, 1964 to the graduating class of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor which first outlined the dimensions of his vision for the “Great Society.” Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with photographs by Ken Heyman. Boldly signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 110935
Royal Christmas card bearing two royal seals to the front panel and an original color photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and the young Princes William and Harry. Warmly inscribed by Princess Diana, “To you both, from the four of us Diana” and signed by Prince Charles “and Charles.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 112971
"I found your explanation of the principal features of the power project intensely interesting. In addition, I was delighted to see you again": Autographed Letter Signed by President Eisenhower to Robert Moses
Autographed letter signed on White House letterhead, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Commissioner Robert Moses, dated July 12, 1958. It reads, “Dear Commissioner Moses: Thank you for your courtesy in going to Massena yesterday to accompany me on my tour of the Saint Lawrence Seaway and Power Projects. I found your explantion of the principal features of the power project intensely interesting. In addition, I was delighted to see you again. With best wishes Sincerely Dwight D. Eisenhower.” In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.75 inches by 11 inches.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 112428