From the Library of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy; Inscribed by the author to the First Lady
David: Biografia de un Rey.
Bosch, Juan. [Jacqueline Kennedy].$1,500.00
Item Number: 90381
Santo Domingo: Libreria Dominicana, 1963.
Presentation copy of Juan Bosch’s biography of the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, King David. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece photograph of Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture of David, map of the Kingdom of David and Solomon. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “A la gentil Primera Donna de los Estados Unidos, Señora Jacqueline Kennedy, con los saluds, Juan Bosch, Santo Domingo, 8 de mayo de 1963.” With ‘Jacqueline Kennedy’ stamped in gilt on the front panel and Kennedy’s personal ‘Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’ bookplate to the front free endpaper. In very good condition.
Throughout her husband's presidency and more than any of the preceding First Ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy made many official visits to other countries, on her own or with the President. Despite the initial worry that she might not have "political appeal", she proved popular among international dignitaries. In addition to these well-publicized trips during the three years of the Kennedy administration, she traveled to countries including Afghanistan, Austria, Canada, Colombia, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, and Venezuela. In 1975, six months after the death of her second husband Aristotle Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy returned to work as a consulting editor for Viking Press, earning a salary of $200 per week. When Kennedy learned that Viking was to publish Jeffrey Archer's Shall We Tell the President? which contained a plot involving a presidential assassination, she resigned and took an associate editing position at Doubleday where she remained for the rest of her professional career.