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.
Other Books by this Author
FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM MANCHESTER’S CLASSIC WORK REMEMBERING KENNEDY: ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1983.
First trade edition of the historian’s most well-known piece of literature. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by William Manchester on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with the lightest of shelf wear to the crown of the spine. A very bright example.
"But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society": First Edition of the Authors Classic Work The Death of a President, Signed By Him
New York: Harper & Row, 1967.
First edition of the historian’s most well-known and enduring work. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by William Manchester on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of shelfwear to the crown of the spine. A very bright example.
"We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them": First Edition of Trying To Save Piggy Sneed; Signed by John Irving
New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth": First Edition of William Faulkner's The Town
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first state copy with the 5/57 at the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket, and the repetition of line 8 on line 10 on page 327. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the and a few chips to the spine crown.
"The true natural rights of men, then, are equal justice, security of labor and property, the amenities of civilized institutions, and the benefits of orderly society": The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot; Inscribed by Russell Kirk
London: Faber & Faber, 1954.
First British edition of one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Paul Gay Angel of the Hogback, Russell Kirk October 1, 1954.” In very good condition with light rubbing to the cloth and a small stain to the page edges. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Russell Kirk.
"This civilization is rapidly passing away, however. Let us rejoice or else lament the fact as much as everyone of us likes; but do not let us shut our eyes to it: Rare First British Edition of Capitalism Socialism and Democracy in rare original dust jacket
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1943.
First British edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Some light rubbing to the cloth in the very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare in the original dust jacket.
Boston: Little Brown, 1989.
First edition. Octavo, original boards gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by the author, “Our stories burst with telling, Olaha Ronald Takaki”. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 2002.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Maya Angelou. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Richardson and Snyder, 1983.
First edition of this work which explains the modern fractional-reserve banking system and its origins. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Murray Rothbard on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.