First Edition of Portrait of a President; Signed by the Author
Portrait Of A President.
Item Number: 3907
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1962.
First edition of William Manchester’s Portrait of a President. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Portrait of a President is William Manchester's description of President John F. Kennedy. It was written while Kennedy was still alive, and is based on Manchester's 1962 Holiday magazine article. An iconic photograph of the Kennedys sailing, shows Jackie Kennedy reading Manchesters Portrait of a President while on holiday.