First Edition of Richard Nixon's Seize the Moment; Inscribed by Him
Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World.
Item Number: 62063
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of Nixon’s critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Ken Deeker with best regards from Richard Nixon.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
In Seize the Moment President Nixon makes “short work of ‘three myths’ about the future of American foreign policy: the myths of the end of history, of the irrelevance of military power and of the decline of the United States. Rejecting both isolationism and a ‘global democratic crusade,’ Nixon comes down squarely on the side of what he calls ‘practical idealism… Building on his own formidable experience, Nixon analyzes, in successive chapters, the Soviet Union (‘the former evil empire’), Europe, the Pacific, the Middle East and the third world. It takes a former President—and not just any former President—to write a book as broad and as deep as this one” (New York Times)
Other Books by this Author
"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits": Signed Limited Edition of Richard Nixon's Memoirs; Signed by Him, Henry Kissinger and Justice John Paul Stevens
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978.
Signed limited edition of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, illustrated, original slipcase. Signed by Richard Nixon. Additionally signed by Henry Kissinger, who served as a National Security Adviser under Nixon. Also signed by Justice John Paul Stevens, who in 1970 Richard Nixon appointed Stevens to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Five years later, President Gerald Ford successfully nominated Stevens to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice William O. Douglas. Kissinger pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, seeking a relaxation in tensions between the two superpowers. As a part of this strategy, he negotiated the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (culminating in the SALT I treaty) and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, along with Le Duc Tho for their work in negotiating the ceasefires contained in the Paris Peace Accords on “Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam”, signed the previous January. In near fine condition with some toning to the spine. Rare and desirable signed by both Nixon, Kissinger and Stevens.
"In 1999, we will remember the twentieth century as the bloodiest and the best in the history of man": First signed limited edition of Richard Nixon's 1999: Victory Without War; Signed by Richard Nixon
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
Signed limited first edition of Nixon’s bestselling work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. One of 600 copies signed by Richard Nixon, this is number 391. In fine condition. Housed in the original slipcase which is in fine condition.
“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT LEADERS, WE HEAR THE ROLLING THUNDER OF HISTORY”: LEADERS, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON TO PUBLISHER HOWARD KAMINKSY
New York: Warner Books, 1982.
First edition of this work which recollects Nixon’s memories of leaders such as Churchill, de Gaulle and Khrushchev. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 32 photographs. Inscribed by Richard Nixon to his publisher Howard Kaminsky, “To Howard Kaminsky, With Appreciation & best wishes from Richard Nixon 9-20-’82.” Laid in is an invitation from President and Mrs. Nixon to Mr. and Mrs. Kaminsky enclosed in envelope stationary from the Office of Richard Nixon La Casa Pacifica San Clemente, California 92672 on which Nixon has signed his full name in pen. The recipient, Howard Kaminsky was the former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon. Kaminsky developed his reputation by publishing best-sellers by Richard Simmons, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, and Elmore Leonard. Perhaps his best-known deal was signing Richard Nixon to an estimated 2.5 million dollar contract to write his memoirs only six weeks after his resignation in 1974. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gene Light. A nice association.
Rare Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio as a member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports; signed by President Richard Nixon
Washington, D.C: 1970.
Rare Richard Nixon Presidential Commission appointing Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio as a “Member of the Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports.” Dated September 25th, 1970 the appointment is signed by President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers with the Presidential seal. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. From the personal collection of Joe DiMaggio. Included is letter of provenance from DiMaggio’s estate signed by his two granddaughters. An exceptional association linking two American icons. Double matted and framed.
Rare baseball signed by President Richard Nixon; from the collection of Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio
Rawlings Official Ball National League.
Rare baseball signed by President Richard Nixon on the sweetspot. From the personal collection of Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Accompanied by an original black and white photograph of DiMaggio and Nixon shaking hands in the White House, also from DiMaggio’s personal collection. In near fine condition. Included is letter of provenance from DiMaggio’s estate signed by his two granddaughters. An exceptional association linking two American icons.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.