“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
"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 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.
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.”
"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.
New York: Scribner, 2001.
First edition of this collection of excerpts from President Bush’s speeches and other writings. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by George Bush on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Compiled and edited by Jim McGrath. Introduction by Barbara Bush.
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.
New York: Scribner, 2001.
First edition of this collection of excerpts from President Bush’s speeches and other writings. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by George Bush on the title page. Compiled and edited by Jim McGrath. Introduction by Barbara Bush.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
First edition of Bush’s diary he dictated while de facto U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China in 1974–75. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the title page. Rare and desirable, signed by Bush and Kissinger.
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.
“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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
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.