14 October 2020
Incribed by the author and future President
John F. Kennedy, 1956
KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963). Profiles in Courage. Decisive Moments in the Lives of Celebrated Americans. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.
A Christmas gift from John Kennedy, inscribed to Jayne Wrightsman. During a long convalescence from spinal surgery Senator Kennedy began a collection of biographies of politicians distinguished for taking unpopular stands. The work's working title was Courage in the Senate, but it was published as Profiles in Courage. The book rapidly became a best-seller and Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Kennedy inscribes this copy: "To Jayne – with the affectionate regards of her friend – John Kennedy / Christmas – 1956"
Octavo (212 x 138mm), bound in clue cloth boards with black spine and gilt lettering. Lacking dust-jacket. With Jayne Wrightsman's bookplate.
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