24 June 2009
TRUMAN, Harry S. Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty, September 4, 1951. The White House, Washington, Christmas 1951. 4o, quarter morocco boards stamped in gilt on spine, Great Seal of the United States stamped in gilt on front cover, t.e.g.
LIMITED EDITION, 60 COPIES (this copy no. 6), signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Hon. John W. Snyder with every good wish for a happy Christmas. Harry S. Truman, Dec. 25, 1951." A fine copy of Truman's rare 1951 Christmas book, commemorating the final peace with Japan: "Japan today is a very different country from what it was six years ago. The old militarism has been swept away...It is now time to move ahead with the restoration of normal relations between Japan and the rest of the world..."
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