First Edition of Portrait of a President; Signed by William Manchester

  • Portrait Of A President.

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, frontispiece of President Kennedy. Signed by William Manchester 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 Kennedy’s sailing, shows Jackie Kennedy reading Manchester’s Portrait of a President while on holiday.

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