“I HAVE OPINIONS OF MY OWN, STRONG OPINIONS, BUT I DON'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THEM”: Signed Limited Edition of George Bushs All the Best
All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings.
Item Number: 3309
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2004.
Signed Limited edition of the 41st President of the United States letters. Octavo, original full leather. Signed by George H.W. Bush. Gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panel, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in. In fine condition.
Organized chronologically, "All the Best" begins with eighteen-year-old George's letters to his parents during World War II, when, at the time he was commissioned, he was the youngest pilot in the Navy. Readers will gain insights into Bush's career highlights -- the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the U.N., his service as an envoy to China, his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, and of course, the vice presidency, the presidency, and the postpresidency. They will also observe a devoted husband, father, and American. Ranging from a love letter to Barbara and a letter to his mother about missing his daughter, Robin, after her death from leukemia to a letter to his children two weeks before Nixon's resignation to one written to them just before the beginning of Desert Storm, the writings are remarkable for their candor, humor, and poignancy.
Other Books by this Author
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 near fine slipcase.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by George H.W. Bush on the front free endpaper. Bush, the 41st President of the United States a graduate of Yale College. While at Yale, he was enrolled in an accelerated program that allowed him to graduate in two and a half years, rather than four. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was elected its president. He also captained the Yale baseball team, and as a left-handed first baseman, played in the first two College World Series. As the team captain, Bush met Babe Ruth before a game during his senior year. He graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by George H.W. Bush.
"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them": First Edition of Looking Forward: An Autobiography; Signed by President George H.W. Bush
New York: Doubleday, 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed by George Bush on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.
College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1997.
First edition of this photographic profile of the 41st President of the United States. Quarto, original dark blue cloth. Signed by George H.W. Bush. One of 1250 copies. Fine in a fine slipcase.
“WE ARE DETERMINED THAT THE DECADE OF THE SEVENTIES WILL BE KNOWN AS THE TIME WHEN THIS COUNTRY REGAINED A PRODUCTIVE HARMONY BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE”: FIRST EDITION OF THE INAUGURAL BOOK '73; INSCRIBED BY GEORGE BUSH
First edition. Quarto, original leatherette binding. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes to a good Republican – George Bush Chairman Rep. Natl. Committee 1973.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. George Bush would later go on to become Vice-President under Ronald Reagan and later the 41st President of the United States.
New York: Scribner, 2001.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by George Bush on the title page. Compiled and edited by Him McGrath. Introduction by Barbara Bush.
"I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people": Signed Limited Edition of Decision Points
New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.
Signed limited edition. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase. Signed by George W. Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase. Still in the original shrinkwrap.
“DO NOT ALLOW DEFEAT TO EXTINGUISH YOUR DREAMS”: Signed Limited Edition of 41: A Portrait of My Father; Signed by Both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush
New York: Crown Publishers, 2014.
Signed limited first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by George Bush and additionally signed by George H.W. Bush. Fine in a fine slipcase. Rare signed by both Presidents.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by George Bush on the front free endpaper, “To Brad Reitz All the best George Bush 2.9.03 Houston, Texas.”
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen's Copy of On Economic Theory and Capitalism; With his Signature and Inscribed to Him
Oxford: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1955.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen’s copy with his name “A.K. Sen Trinity College Cambridge” on the half title page. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Sen, “For Amartiya With the confidence that he will plan the dynamic economy, of a socialist and peaceful India. With best wishes, Arif Cambridge 8 May 1955.” In very good condition.
"This civilization is rapidly passing away, however. Let us rejoice or else lament the fact as much as everyone of us likes; but do not let us shut our eyes to it: Rare First American Edition of Capitalism Socialism and Democracy; Finely Bound
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First American edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, bound in full black morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, raised bands. In fine condition.
Black and white photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Signed by Roosevelt in the bottom right corner. Matted and framed, which measures 11 inches by 13 inches. Pach Brothers photograph, with their name on the bottom left. The Pach Brothers photography studio is one of the oldest photographic firms in business in New York City, having begun operations in 1867. Patrons included famous Americans involved in business, politics, government, medicine, law, education, and the arts, as well as thousands of students, families and children.
First Edition of Robert Kennedys Manifesto To Seek A Newer World; Inscribed by Him To Actress Lauren Bacall
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1967.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to actress Lauren Bacall on the front free endpaper, "For Lauren Bacall with best wishes Robert Kennedy." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing. Lauren Bacall campaigned for Robert Kennedy on several occasions and were friends. Bacall a self-professed liberal said, “being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal.” A nice association.