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"To me, PT 109 has always been one of the great war stories of all time" (Senator Edward M. Kennedy): First Edition of PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II; Inscribed by Bob Donovan
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1961.
First edition of this classic work regarding Kennedy in World War II. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page, “Many thanks Bob Donovan.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rupert Finegold. Introductory letter by President Kennedy.
New York: G. P. Putnan's Sons 1896.
First edition of Armstrong’s authoritative biography on Lorenzo de’ Medici. Octavo, original boards, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated. From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with the adhesive residue retaining the silhouette of the Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate on the second free endpaper. In good condition with a large tape repair to the spine.
Queen Victoria: Leaves From a Journal. A Record of the Visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French to the Queen and of the Visit of the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort to the Emperor of the French 1865.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1981.
First edition of this contemporary reprint of the journals of Queen Victoria with an introduction by Raymond Mortimer. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece in color, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed to Jacqueline Kennedy on the front free endpaper, “To Jackie, with admiration! & Love!! Molly.” Very good in a good dust jacket with chipping to the front and rear panel.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1962.
First edition of Landau’s biography of Hassan II King of Morocco. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mrs. John F. Kennedy, with the author’s profound respect and great admiration, Rom Landau, February 1964.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
First edition of The Last Tsar; inscribed by Edvard Radzinsky to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who served as the associate editor for the book
New York: Doubleday 1992.
First edition of Radzinsky’s biography of Nicholas II. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Associatation copy, inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To dear Jackie, who gave this book life—your friend, Edvard Radzinsky, 2 July 1992.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate to the front pastedown. Kennedy served as associate editor for this book while at Doubleday, hence the warm inscription from Radzinsky. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Munich: Martin Herpich & Son .
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.
Rare collection of Rough Riders Photographs and Documents; Twice signed and inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt
Rare collection of original signed documents and photographs taken during President Theodore Roosevelt’s days as Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, or Rough Riders. The collection includes an original mounted photograph of Roosevelt in full uniform with his campaign hat; two cabinet card photographs of Albert S. Johnson, a member of the Cavalry; an endorsement dated September 7, 1998 which reads in part, “This officer did not serve in Cuba but remained in Florida with the squadron left behind” signed, “T. Roosevelt” which is affixed to the verso of of Albert S. Johnson’s 5 September 1898 application for 60-days leave; and a military record discharging Johnson from the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry with remarks from Captain R.H. Bruce and Theodore Roosevelt, “Did not serve under me personally; is reported to me as a good and loyal officer. T. Roosevelt col 1st U.S.V.” Johnson’s application for leave was ultimately denied as his regiment was about to be disbanded and taken out of service. In near fine condition. An exceptional collection. Documents from Roosevelt’s Rough Rider days are rare.
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 original photograph of American statesmen Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson. Inscribed by Harry Truman, “Kind regards to Ken Browne, Harry Truman” and by Stevenson, “For Ken Browne with best wishes Adlai S. Stevenson.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14.5 inches.
Black and White Rotary Photograph of Winston Churchill, while he was the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. Boldly Signed “Winston S. Churchill.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 11.25 inches. A very handsome presentation.
"With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country...I bid you an affectionate farewell": Rare Engraved Robert E. Lee Farewell Address Broadside
Baltimore, Maryland: A. Hoen & Co 1866.
Rare 1866 engraved broadside of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Farewell Address, also known as General Order No. 9. One page with an engraved headpiece of General Lee flanked by Confederate flags, the address reads, “Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, 10th April 1865. General Order No. 9. After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to the result from no distrust of them. But feeling that valour and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest, I have determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection. With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell. R.E. Lee.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 15 inches.
Rare original photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Cavalry; accompanied by a first edition of the Rough Riders in which the photograph was featured
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1899.
Rare original sepia-toned photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and Commander Leonard Wood leading a regimental drill with the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph was featured as a double page engraved illustration in Roosevelt’s best-selling work, The Rough Riders. San Antonio was a pivotal location in the cavalry’s history as it was from the Menger Hotel that Roosevelt conceived of and formed the group. In 1905, a Rough Riders reunion convened in San Antonio at the end of the campaign season and before the commencement of Roosevelt’s second term as president. Matted and framed with fragments from historic army San Antonio photographer, D.P. Barr’s original presentation mat in a sleeve to the verso. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by by 11.5 inches. Accompanied by a first edition of The Rough Riders in the original cloth with the frontispiece of Theodore Roosevelt with tissue guard, illustrations, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with period ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare and desirable, an attractive pairing.
Black and White Photograph signed by both General George Smith Patton Jr. and Lieutenant General Alexander Patch
Original black and white photograph of General George Smith Patton, Jr. shaking hands with Lieutenant General Alexander Patch. Boldly signed by General Patton, “GS Patton Jr.” and Alexander Patch, “Lieut Patch.” Alexander Patch was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II, rising to rank of general. During World War II, he commanded U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps forces during the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the U.S. Seventh Army on the Western Front in the invasion of southern France in Operation Dragoon on 15 August 1944. In September 1944, the Seventh Army joined forces with the Third Army, under General Patton in Dijon. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15 inches.
New York: The Co-Operative Publication Society 1903.
Rare original salesman’s dummy for The Executive edition of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, frontispice stereographic portrait of Roosevelt and 7 plates after photographs by Sargent and illustrations by Remington with lettered tissue guards. With excerpts from eight of Roosevelt’s works including The Naval War of 1812, Rough Riders, and Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. In very good condition. Uncommon.
Rare Original Theodore Roosevelt 'Perfec' Stereograph Card; Produced By Historic Bennington Vermont Optical Company H.C. White
Bennington, Vermont: H.C. White Co 1902.
Rare original Theodore Roosevelt ‘Perfec’ stereograph card featuring two views of Roosevelt in the Cabinet Room of the White House. The card measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches.