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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 107

    [TRUMAN, Harry S.] RIGDON, William M. Log of the President's Trip to the Berlin Conference, July 6, 1945 to August 7, 1945. 4o, illustrated paper wrappers, plastic ring binding at left, 53 pages of text and 36 pages of appendices, extensively illustrated throughout. SIGNED ON THE FRONT COVER: ("Harry S. Truman")

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    [TRUMAN, Harry S.] RIGDON, William M. Log of the President's Trip to the Berlin Conference, July 6, 1945 to August 7, 1945. 4o, illustrated paper wrappers, plastic ring binding at left, 53 pages of text and 36 pages of appendices, extensively illustrated throughout. SIGNED ON THE FRONT COVER: ("Harry S. Truman")

    TO POTSDAM AND BACK. Truman continues F.D.R.'s tradition of creating printed, commemorative logs for his overseas cruises. Though hardly lavish productions, these logs provide a meticulous, hour-by-hour account of the President's journey, and his movements during the conference. The extensive illustrations capture not only momentous events like Truman meeting with Churchill and Stalin, or visiting the blasted Reich Chancellery, but informal shots of the President fraternizing with the crew of the Augusta or chowing down in the seamen's mess. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PUBLICATION (no copies have sold at auction in the last 30 years); and a remarkable record of this crucial conference.


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