Presidents and World Leaders
Showing 129–144 of 657 results
Browse by Category
- Browse All
- Art and Architecture
- Autograph Letters Signed
- Biography and Autobiography
- Children's Books
- Economics and Finance
- Featured Rare Books
- Fine Bindings and Sets
- First Edition
- First Edition>Signed
- Food and Wine
- Framed Autographs and Historical Documents
- Gifts - For Her
- Gifts - For Him
- Gifts - Graduation and Celebrations
- Gifts - Holidays
- History, Law, and Politics
- New Arrivals
- Presidents and World Leaders
- Science and Natural History
- Science Fiction and Mystery
- Signed & Autographed Books
- Sports and Leisure
- Travel and Exploration
First Edition of Winston S. Churchill's Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 and 1948; Finely Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1950.
First edition of this collection of fifty-two speeches delivered between 1947 and 1948. Octavo, bound in three quarters blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1950.
First editions of the personal letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panels, 2 volumes, illustrated. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Mr. Earle Koons with warm regards and good wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt.” Edited by Elliot Roosevelt. Assisted by Joseph P. Lash. In fine condition. The original slipcase shows some of the usual wear.
First Edition of "this Cornerstone of American Political Journalism" Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart and Illustrator Ralph Steadman
San Francisco: Arrow Books, 1973.
First edition of the author’s third book and hallmark of campaign journalism. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by Hunter Thompson on the half-title page and subjects, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart and illustrator, Ralph Steadman. Fine in a near fine first issue price-clipped dust jacket with the white boarder around the photograph of Thompson and McGovern on the rear panel. The book is notable for its introduction not only to the candidates of 1972 but also its early glimpses of future political leaders. Gary Hart of Colorado, who served as McGovern’s campaign manager and would later run for and win a seat in the United States Senate, and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, who would himself capture the 1976 Democratic nomination and Presidency. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique example with this collection of signatures.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1916.
First edition of this collection of essays by the twenty-sixth President of the United States. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “with all good wishes from Theodore Roosevelt May 10th 1917.” In near fine condition.
"Good luck to all good Americans!" First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's Fear God and Take Your Own Part; Signed by Him
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1916.
First edition of this collection of essays by the twenty-sixth President of the United States. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Good luck to all good Americans! Theodore Roosevelt March 27th 1916.” In near fine condition, note to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional inscription.
"It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals": First Edition of Felix Frankfurter Reminisces; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Reynal & Company, 1960.
First edition of this collection of thoughts from Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Leonard Maill, who helped confirm my anglophilism, with the warm regards of Felix Frankfurter July 19, 60.” The recipient Rowland Leonard Maill, was a BBC broadcaster and administrator. Bookplate of the recipient. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Books signed by Frankfurter are rare.
Typed letter signed by Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter. Two pages, typescript on Frankfurter’s Supreme Court letterhead, the letter is dated November 14, 1949 and reads in part, “My dear Mrs. McAllister: If persuasiveness, conveyed by an old and very cherished friend, could enable me to hurdle the obstacles that bar my presence at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the National Consumers League, Molly Dawson’s letter would have done it long ago. Please take my word for it that there are very few occasions which could possibly be so tempting as the League’s Anniversary Dinner, and few occasions which would have comparable drawing power to evoke utterance from me. The things that matter in this world are the things that are rooted in time, and my ties to the Consumers League are pretty close to forty years old. More than that, some of my most intimate friendships are related to it, and all the glow and stimulus that binds people together who have shared in after all what were not important battles. Mostly I should like to come in order to let the present generation know something of the dedicated and courageous labors of John Graham Brooks and Mrs. Florence Kelley. I am not unmindful of so many other great soldiers in the common fight, but Mrs. Kelley stands forth as a shining, indomitable fighter who never wearied of well-doing when the going was toughest… Very sincerely yours, Felix Frankfurter.” The recipient, Mrs. Thomas McAllister was the wife of Thomas F. McAllister, who 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. Here, Frankfurter is declining her invitation to address the fiftieth anniversary of the National Consumers’ League, which was chartered in 1899 by social reformers Jane Addams and Josephine Lowell and directed by Florence Kelley. Under Kelley’s direction, the League’s early focus was to oppose the harsh, unregulated working conditions many Americans were forced to endure. In near fine condition.
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.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.
Early printing of the Rosalynn Carter’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Carter on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.
First edition of the Rosalynn Carter’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Carter on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers": First Edition of Fishing For Fun; Inscribed by Herbert Hoover
New York: Random House, 1963.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Hoover. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Elliot Hass The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Edited by William Nichols. A very sharp example.
First Edition of Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir; Inscribed by Justice John Paul Stevens to "My Good Friend" Chief Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend Frank Lorson John Paul Stevens.” The recipient was the chief deputy clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, who began his 30-year career at the Supreme Court as an assistant clerk in 1972. He was chief deputy clerk from 1981 until his retirement in 2002. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Signed by John Paul Stevens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.
Large original photograph signed by first ladies Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, Betty Ford and Hillary Clinton
Original black and white photograph of First Ladies Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalyn Carter, and Betty Ford. Signed by all four in addition to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is not pictured. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15 inches. Elegantly presented.
Rare fountain pen used by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958
Rare fountain pen used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the signing of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1958. Mounted and framed with with an inscription, “Presented to Russel M. Stephens, President American Federation of Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 20, 1958.” The entire piece measures 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
Rare autograph letter signed by the leader of the Haitian Revolution, François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture
April 28, 1800.
Rare original letter signed and in the hand of the leader of the Haitian Revolution, François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture. One page, folded, bearing the original wax seal on the verso, containing both the original message sent by Toussaint L’Ouverture and a forwarded reply by its original recipient Michel Etienne Descourtilz to General Augustin Honore d’Hebecourt. The letter in Toussaint L’Ouverture’s hand translates as, “The Passport requested by the Petitioner cannot be granted at this time. Le Général en Chef Toussaint Louverture.” Descourtilz has written in reply, “Citizen, Our friend Huin, more occupied with general interest than his own in particular, reminded me when he left that he had forgotten to recommend that you obtain a passport to pick up animals in the Spanish section. He is economically and socially linked to one of my uncles to whom he has left the task of reinforcing the product of his cabin in Grand Islet. It is therefore for the same relative, and the men necessary for this voyage that I serve as interpreter to impose on your good graces. RSVP. Yours, Descourtilz P.S. My difficulty meeting you required me to write to you.” On the verso Descourtilz has also written, “If your care allows you to meet my three requests, you would very much oblige me to tell me at what time I can find you Décadi [part of the Republican calendar], my plans being to leave for Artibonite on Monday of the Décadi, where business awaits me.” Descourtilz was a French botanist, physician, taxonomist and historiographer of the Haitian Revolution. A passport from Toussaint L’Ouverture allowed him to serve as a physician with the forces of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Haiti, where he arrived in 1799. In very good condition. Exceptionally rare.