First Edition of As We Remember Joe; Inscribed by Robert Kennedy to Bill Walton
As We Remember Joe.
Kennedy, John F.; Robert Kennedy.$4,500.00
Item Number: 69057
Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1945.
First edition, second issue (of only 250 copies), of this tribute to the eldest of the Kennedy brothers. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by Robert Kennedy on the front free endpaper, “For Bill Walton Bob Kennedy Christmas 1945.” American journalist William Walton was a confidant of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy and played critical roles in managing the funeral and burial services of John F. Kennedy. In near fine condition.
John F. Kennedy edited this collection of 20 essays (and also wrote the first, "My Brother Joe") memorializing his eldest brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action in 1944. Privately printed for family and friends. There were 390 copies printed in the first issue with winged device on title page printed in red, and 250 in this, the second issue, with winged device on title page printed in black.