Inscribed by the author to Jacqueline Kennedy; From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Hassan II King of Morocco.
Landau, Rom. (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis).$975.00
Item Number: 90379
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1962.
First edition of Landau’s biography of Hassan II King of Morocco. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mrs. John F. Kennedy, with the author’s profound respect and great admiration, Rom Landau, February 1964.” With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
When John F. Kennedy was sworn in as president on January 20, 1961, 31-year-old Jacqueline Kennedy became the third youngest First Lady in American history. Although Kennedy stated that her priority as a First Lady was to take care of the President and their children, she also dedicated her time to the promotion of American arts and preservation of its history. Her main contribution was the restoration of the White House, but she also furthered the cause by hosting social events that brought together elite figures from politics and the arts. Throughout her husband's presidency and more than any of the preceding First Ladies, 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.