First Edition of King Hussein of Jordan's Autobiography; Inscribed by Him to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Uneasy Lies the Head: The Autobiography of His Majesty King Hussein I of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Hussein, King I. (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis).$3,500.00
Item Number: 90382
New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1962.
First edition of King Hussein of Jordan’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by King Hussein on the half-title page to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, “With my respect and highest esteem to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, Hussein, New York, April 24, 1964.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. With Sotheby’s “The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” bookplate to front pastedown. An exceptional association.
Throughout her husband's presidency and more than any of the preceding First Ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy made many official visits to other countries, on her own or with the President. Despite the initial worry that she might not have "political appeal", she proved popular among international dignitaries. In addition to these well-publicized trips during the three years of the Kennedy administration, she traveled to countries including Afghanistan, Austria, Canada, Colombia, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey, and Venezuela.