24 June 2009
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. (1890-1969). Crusade in Europe. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1948. Large 8o, FRONTISPIECE FACSIMILE OF D-DAY ORDER OF THE DAY SIGNED BY EISENHOWER ("Dwight Eisenhower"), illustrated, brown cloth, spine stamped in gilt, t.e.g., other edges uncut.
LIMITED EDITION of 1,426 (this copy number 921), additionally signed and inscribed under the colophon: "For Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder, with best wishes and warn regard from his devoted friend Ike Eisenhower Dec. 1, 1948." A most unusual form of signature in this copy of Eisenhower's war memoir, with the signed facsimile of the D-Day order intact: "Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade...The eyes of the world are upon you...."
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