First Edition of The Johnson Years; Inscribed by LBJ to Ambassador Arthur Goldberg
The Johnson Years.
Item Number: 38093
First edition. Quarto, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author on a bookplate “To Arthur and Dorothy Lyndon B. Johnson.” The recipients were Ambassador Arthur Goldberg and his wife Dorothy. Goldberg was an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Nations. With a letter laid in from Johnson’s executive assistant to the Goldberg’s. In very good condition.
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“We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it”: Rare Pen used by Lyndon B. Johnson in signing an executive order
Scripto pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the executive order entitled “Amending the Selective Service Regulations,” on May 3, 1967. One of only sixteen pens used in signing this executive order. The black gold-capped pen bears the presidential seal and a facsimile signature by Lyndon B. Johnson. Includes a handwritten slip of paper reading “1 of 16 used by LBJ – J.M. Howard.” Housed in the original Scripto box which also bears the presidential seal and facsimile signature. Rare.
Large photograph of the Johnson family posing on the White House lawn, showing Luci Johnson and husband Pat Nugent, the president and first lady with their grandson Patrick, and Lynda Johnson and her husband Chuck Robb. Inscribed “For Mary Lasker—Merry Christmas from some of her loving friends! Lady Bird, December 1967,” “Lyndon B. Johnson,” “Luci and,” “Pat Nugent,” “Lynda and,” and “Chuck Robb,” with the Nugents adding the fingerprint of their infant son, Patrick Lyndon. The recipient Mary Lasker was an American health activist and philanthropist, who worked to raise funds for medical research and founded the Lasker Foundation. She helped convince Eleanor Roosevelt to endorse Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to become the 1960 Democratic nominee, and Lady Bird glowingly mentions Lasker in her book A White House Diary. Lasker was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. The photograph measures 8.25 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18 inches. A unique piece.
Large photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson and additionally inscribed by Lady Bird, as follows, “To Mary Lasker from her friends Lady Bird Johnson Christmas 1966. The recipient Mary Lasker was an American health activist and philanthropist, who worked to raise funds for medical research and founded the Lasker Foundation. She helped convince Eleanor Roosevelt to endorse Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to become the 1960 Democratic nominee, and Lady Bird glowingly mentions Lasker in her book A White House Diary. Lasker was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. The photograph measures 8.25 inches by 11.5 inches. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches.
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance": First Edition of the Memoirs of Lyndon B. Johnson; Warmly inscribed by him to his undersecretary of Transportation John E. Robson
New York : Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
First edition of President Johnson’s autobiography. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 72 pages of photographs. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on an official White House bookplate, “To John E. Robson with warm best wishes Lyndon B. Johnson ‘Xmas ’92.” John E. Robson served as the Undersecretary of Transportation in the Johnson Administration in 1967. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by David November. Jacket photograph of Johnson by Y. R. Okamoto. A nice association.
First Edition of The President Speaks: "A More Beautiful America": Inscribed by LBJ to Florida Senator George Smathers
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1965.
First edition of this collection of speeches from President Lyndon Johnson. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To George Smathers from his devoted friend. Lyndon B. Johnson.” The recipient, George Smathers was a United States senator from Florida from 1951-1969, and close friends of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Illustrated throughout from photographs by Ansel Adams, plus one by Wynn Bullock. Booklet “Message on Natural Beauty” by Johnson loose in rear endpaper pocket as issued. Near fine in a fine slipcase. A nice association.
"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance": First Edition of the Memoirs of Lyndon B. Johnson; Signed by Him and Robert A. Caro
New York : Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
First edition of President Johnson’s autobiography. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the half-title page and by his biographer Robert A. Caro on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed by both Johnson and Caro.
Color photograph of President Lyndon and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson couple in formal attire, signed and inscribed to the deputy director of the FBI, “To Deke de Loach-with our appreciation for your steadfastness and devotion to country-Lady Bird Johnson, Merry Christmas! 1968,” and “and Lyndon B. Johnson.” A presidential seal, green ribbon, calling card, and White House envelope are affixed to the reverse. Framed and in fine condition. The recipient Deke DeLoach worked at the FBI for nearly thirty years and, in 1965, was promoted by Hoover to Deputy Director. During his post, DeLoach was the third most senior official in the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson and was the lead investigator in both the Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinations. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 14.75 inches.
“IT IS THE CONSTANT AND UNDYING HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT THAT MAKES GOLF SO EXQUISITELYWORTH PLAYING”: First Edition of Bernard Darwin's Green Memories; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.
First edition of the first volume of the author’s autobiographical trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with several plates from photographs, including frontispiece portrait of the author. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Examples in the original dust jacket are rare.
First Edition of Jerome Travers' The Fifth Estate: Twenty Years of Golf; In the Rare original Dust Jacket
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some small chips and tears. Illustrated with plates from photographs.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931.
First edition. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth. Both volumes are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961.
First edition of the final autobiography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography are rare signed, as it was published only one year before her death.