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Presidential Book Dealers' Lot, 10 Pcs, Ford, Carter & Author-Signed
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Presidential Book Dealers' Lot, 10 Pcs, Ford, Carter & Author-Signed

A group of author-signed books related to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, with the C.I.A. and presidential assassination being associated subjects. The group includes five luxurious Collector's Signed Editions from the Easton Press and The Franklin Library--some limited editions--bound in fine leather of various colors, with elaborately gilded embossed covers and gilt text blocks. There are 10 author signatures in total. The overall condition of the items is near fine. Please refer to the catalog photographs for more information about the condition. The average book size is 8vo.

The lot is comprised of the following list, organized by presidential administration:

John F. Kennedy

1. Don DeLillo, first edition "Libra" (New York: Viking, 1988), 456pp. Signed by Don DeLillo as "Don DeLillo" on the full title page. With the original dust jacket listing the retail price of FPT $19.95. Slightly sun-faded covers and spine, else near fine. Comes with a 2006 receipt and bookmark from Green Apple Books & Music (San Francisco, California). A signed copy of this item can be purchased on Abebooks.com for between $125-150.

2. Norman Mailer, limited first edition "Harlot's Ghost" (New York: Random House, 1991), 1310pp. Signed by Norman Mailer in black felt tip pen as "Norman Mailer" on the limitation page. 21/300. Near fine. Comes with a matching steel-gray clamshell case measuring 6.5" x 10" x 2.5." Biblio.com lists this item for $125.

3. The Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979), 939pp. Signed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. in black felt tip pen as "Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr." on one of the front loose endpapers. Expected surface wear to the gilt text block including scuffs and minor loss, else near fine. This item is listed on Biblio.com in the $40-400 range.

4. Theodore C. Sorenson, limited first edition "Kennedy" (New York, Harper & Row Publishers, 1965), 783pp. Signed by Theodore C. Sorenson as " Theodore C. Sorenson" on the limitation page. 647/1,963. Contained in its original slip-on case. The case shows expected surface wear to the affixed label, as well as isolated minor loss to the edges and corners. This item is listed on Biblio.com in the $50-250 range.

Lyndon B. Johnson

5. Robert A. Caro, "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), fourth printing, 882pp. Signed and inscribed by Robert A. Caro on the front loose endpaper, as "To Pat and to Irwin Ross / with admiration / from / A guy who has a neater desk / than yours, Irwin / Robert A. Caro." The original dust jacket lists the retail price of $19.95. Expected surface wear including isolated toning of the book jacket flaps and stains to the bottom text block. A former collector's pencil inscriptions found on the front loose endpaper, else near fine. 6.675" x 9.5" x 2.375." Biblio.com lists signed comparables at around $425.

6. Robert A. Caro, first edition "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), 712pp. Signed by Robert A. Caro in blue felt tip pen as "Robert A. Caro" on the full title page. The original dust jacket lists the retail price of $35.00. Clean and crisp inside. Accompanied by materials from a New York City Barnes & Noble book-signing event including two glossy photographs of the author. This autographed first edition can be found on Biblio.com for $250.

Richard M. Nixon

7. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, "All the President's Men" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999), 349pp. Signed by Carl Bernstein in black pen as "Carl Bernstein" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated June 14, 1999 as well as a receipt from G.H. Mott, Bookseller (Ridgefield, Connecticut.) Comparable signed titles on Abebooks.com average about $300.

8. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, "The Final Days" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999), 476pp. Signed by Bob Woodward in blue pen as "Bob Woodward" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated May 20, 1999. This autographed title can be bought on Biblio.com for between $100-450.

Gerald Ford

9. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Gerald R. Ford, "A Time To Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1987), 454pp. Signed by Gerald R. Ford in blue felt tip pen as "Gerald R. Ford" on one of the front loose endpapers. Past exposure to moisture, else very good. Comes with a printed insert, the special introduction to the Easton Press edition by Henry Kissinger. Comparable signed titles on Abebooks.com average about $100.

Jimmy Carter

10. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Jimmy Carter, "Living Faith" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2000), 273pp. Signed by Jimmy Carter in blue pen as "J Carter" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated March 23, 2000. 6.25" x 9.25" x 1.125." Autographed collector's editions like this are listed on Abebooks.com for between $100-175.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Presidential Book Dealers' Lot, 10 Pcs, Ford, Carter & Author-Signed

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Presidential Book Dealers' Lot, 10 Pcs, Ford, Carter & Author-Signed

A group of author-signed books related to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, with the C.I.A. and presidential assassination being associated subjects. The group includes five luxurious Collector's Signed Editions from the Easton Press and The Franklin Library--some limited editions--bound in fine leather of various colors, with elaborately gilded embossed covers and gilt text blocks. There are 10 author signatures in total. The overall condition of the items is near fine. Please refer to the catalog photographs for more information about the condition. The average book size is 8vo.

The lot is comprised of the following list, organized by presidential administration:

John F. Kennedy

1. Don DeLillo, first edition "Libra" (New York: Viking, 1988), 456pp. Signed by Don DeLillo as "Don DeLillo" on the full title page. With the original dust jacket listing the retail price of FPT $19.95. Slightly sun-faded covers and spine, else near fine. Comes with a 2006 receipt and bookmark from Green Apple Books & Music (San Francisco, California). A signed copy of this item can be purchased on Abebooks.com for between $125-150.

2. Norman Mailer, limited first edition "Harlot's Ghost" (New York: Random House, 1991), 1310pp. Signed by Norman Mailer in black felt tip pen as "Norman Mailer" on the limitation page. 21/300. Near fine. Comes with a matching steel-gray clamshell case measuring 6.5" x 10" x 2.5." Biblio.com lists this item for $125.

3. The Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979), 939pp. Signed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. in black felt tip pen as "Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr." on one of the front loose endpapers. Expected surface wear to the gilt text block including scuffs and minor loss, else near fine. This item is listed on Biblio.com in the $40-400 range.

4. Theodore C. Sorenson, limited first edition "Kennedy" (New York, Harper & Row Publishers, 1965), 783pp. Signed by Theodore C. Sorenson as " Theodore C. Sorenson" on the limitation page. 647/1,963. Contained in its original slip-on case. The case shows expected surface wear to the affixed label, as well as isolated minor loss to the edges and corners. This item is listed on Biblio.com in the $50-250 range.

Lyndon B. Johnson

5. Robert A. Caro, "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), fourth printing, 882pp. Signed and inscribed by Robert A. Caro on the front loose endpaper, as "To Pat and to Irwin Ross / with admiration / from / A guy who has a neater desk / than yours, Irwin / Robert A. Caro." The original dust jacket lists the retail price of $19.95. Expected surface wear including isolated toning of the book jacket flaps and stains to the bottom text block. A former collector's pencil inscriptions found on the front loose endpaper, else near fine. 6.675" x 9.5" x 2.375." Biblio.com lists signed comparables at around $425.

6. Robert A. Caro, first edition "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power" (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), 712pp. Signed by Robert A. Caro in blue felt tip pen as "Robert A. Caro" on the full title page. The original dust jacket lists the retail price of $35.00. Clean and crisp inside. Accompanied by materials from a New York City Barnes & Noble book-signing event including two glossy photographs of the author. This autographed first edition can be found on Biblio.com for $250.

Richard M. Nixon

7. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, "All the President's Men" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999), 349pp. Signed by Carl Bernstein in black pen as "Carl Bernstein" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated June 14, 1999 as well as a receipt from G.H. Mott, Bookseller (Ridgefield, Connecticut.) Comparable signed titles on Abebooks.com average about $300.

8. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, "The Final Days" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1999), 476pp. Signed by Bob Woodward in blue pen as "Bob Woodward" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated May 20, 1999. This autographed title can be bought on Biblio.com for between $100-450.

Gerald Ford

9. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Gerald R. Ford, "A Time To Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1987), 454pp. Signed by Gerald R. Ford in blue felt tip pen as "Gerald R. Ford" on one of the front loose endpapers. Past exposure to moisture, else very good. Comes with a printed insert, the special introduction to the Easton Press edition by Henry Kissinger. Comparable signed titles on Abebooks.com average about $100.

Jimmy Carter

10. Easton Press Collector's Signed Edition of Jimmy Carter, "Living Faith" (Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2000), 273pp. Signed by Jimmy Carter in blue pen as "J Carter" on one of the front loose endpapers. Comes with a COA dated March 23, 2000. 6.25" x 9.25" x 1.125." Autographed collector's editions like this are listed on Abebooks.com for between $100-175.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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