First Edition of Robert Kennedy’s Manifesto To Seek A Newer World; Inscribed by Him To Actress Lauren Bacall

  • To Seek A Newer World.

To Seek A Newer World.

Item Number: 4558

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1967.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to actress Lauren Bacall on the front free endpaper, “For Lauren Bacall with best wishes Robert Kennedy.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing. Lauren Bacall campaigned for Robert Kennedy on several occasions and were friends. Bacall a self-professed liberal said, “being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal.” A nice association.

Published just months before his assassination, To Seek A Newer World provides the best glimpse of what might have been, had Kennedy assumed the presidency. "The sixties were a turbulent decade, and Robert Kennedy responded to that turbulence with unusual directness and sensitivity. He had evolved from the rigid prosecutor of a decade earlier into a popular leader who combined political realism with social idealism and passion with humor" (Foner & Garraty, 614).