"Kindest regards and happy memories of his efficient service while I was President of the United States"; Signed Portrait of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman Signed Portrait.
Truman, Harry S.$1,100.00
Item Number: 49059
Printed bust portrait of Harry S. Truman. Signed and Inscribed, “To Jerry Behn, kindest regards and happy memories of his efficient service while I was President of the United States Independence 5 January 1961.” The recipient was White House Secret Service agent Gerald A. Behn. Framed, the entire piece measures 11 inches by 14 inches.
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“THEY GAVE ME ABOUT FIVE OR TEN GALLONS OF ANTIBIOTICS…BUT THEY JUST COULDN’T KILL ME”: FIVE PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM HARRY TRUMAN TOSECRETARY OF STATE DEAN ACHESON
Kansas City, Missouri: 1954.
Autograph letter signed by Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson. Five pages, with 2 page transcription of Acheson’s 19 October response Truman recounts his near death from an infected gall bladder that required emergency, life-saving surgery, and reflects on his changing popular reputation. “Went to our outdoor theater [on June 19] in Swope Park to see ‘Call Me Madam,’ which I’ve never seen (and don’t want to).” Truman, in fact, was going to appear in a cameo at the end of the play. But he never made it. While waiting to come on “A pain overtook me which I couldn’t stop with all the will power I could exercise and the ‘Boss’ drove me home.” Admitted into the hospital, the “Doc told me that the white corpuscles were increasing at the rate of 1000 an hour and that a little butchering would be necessary. I wrote a codicil to my will and went out – I mean out. They gave me about five or ten gallons of anti-biotics by sticking needles in veins. But they just couldn’t kill me.” His wife Bess “says I’m worse than a Bridge Club Lady—talk about my operation and bore people to death.” He also talks about the difficult task of getting his memoirs published, with an impatient publisher waiting for the promised 300,000 words by the spring of 1954. But the hospital was flooded with flowers during his convalescence and Truman was touched by the genuine concerns expressed for “this still controversial former President.” No one, he tells Acheson, “knew the travails of what we went through in those years from Apr. 12, 1945 to Jan. 20, 1953 as did you, Gen. Marshall, [Treasury Secretary] John Snyder and [Secretary of Agriculture] Charlie Brannan.” A lengthy, revealing letter about Truman’s near death experience.
Photograph of President Harry S. Truman having his arm raised at the 1947 Democratic National Convention. Inscribed by Truman, “To Joseph J. Fracelli, From Harry S. Truman, 12/7/66.” On the verso of the photograph bears a Harry S. Truman Library stamp. In near fine condition.
"more poignant and human than Trumans official memoirs": First Edition of Truman Speaks; Inscribed by Harry Truman
New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “To John _____ kindest regards from Harry S. Truman 2-26-64.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear.
“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know": First Edition of Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries; Inscribed by Harry Truman
Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.
New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed and dated by Harry Truman. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The Allied Armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God's help have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender": Proclamation of Nazi Germanys Surrender; Signed by Harry Truman
Washington, D.C: May 8, 1945.
Large three-colored broadside of Harry Truman’s Proclamation declaring the surrender of Germany. Signed in ink by Harry Truman. Also included at the lower left is the original 1945 Christmas card from the President and Mrs. Truman and at lower right, the original red, white and blue ribbon. These were presented by the President as gifts for friends. Uncommon, especially with the original Christmas card and ribbon. Matted and framed, which measures 21 inches by 28 inches.
Public Papers of the Presidents: Harry S. Truman 1948: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the Presidents; January 1 to December 31, 1948.
Washington, D.C: United States Government Printing Office, 1964.
First edition of Truman’s papers from 1948. Thick octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by President Truman to his nephew and niece opposite the title page in the year of publication, “To Fred and Audrey Truman from Uncle Harry with very best wishes 11-28-64.” In near fine condition. A nice association.
Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion; Signed and Inscribed by several Presidents
Washington, D.C. : United States Government Printing Office, 1952.
First edition. Quarto, original leatherette volume, gilt titles to the front panel. Inscribed and signed by several Presidents on the front free endpaper. Inscribed by Truman, This was quite a good job- but it should be good for several generations unless someone blows it up! Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri March 14, 1955.” Inscribed by Richard Nixon. Signed by Lyndon Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. The inscription from Kennedy appears to be secretarial. Also inscribed by Robert Doughtery, a Renovation Commission member. The volume is accompanied by several original and copies of letters from the White House regarding the autographs.
Signed photograph of President Harry S. Truman and his Cabinet meeting on August 10, 1945, after the Japanese Surrender. Photograph is signed in the order the men are sitting, left to right: Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson; Secretary of Labor Lewis B. Schwellenbach; National Housing Agency Chairman John B. Blandford, Jr.; War Production Board Chairman Julius Krug; War Mobilization Director John W. Snyder; Office of Economic Stabilization Director William H. Davis; Foreign Economics Administrator Leo Crowley; Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace; Under Secretary of the Interior Abe Fortas; Postmaster General Robert Hannegan; Secretary of War Henry Stimson; Secretary of State James Byrnes; President Harry S. Truman; Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vinson; Attorney General Tom Clark; Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Matted and framed. Rare and desirable.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"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.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
Philip Carret has "the best long term investment record of anyone I know" Warren Buffett: Rare First Edition of Art of Speculation; Signed by Philip Carret
New York: Barron's, 1927.
First edition of the Wall Street legend’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Carret on the title page. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.