9 October 2002
KENNEDY, John F. Why England Slept. New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1940.
8o. Original red decorated cloth (a bit rubbed, endpapers foxed); cloth slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, second printing. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY TO "KIKO," JFK'S GOVERNESS on the front free endpaper: "To Kiko who was always going to 'tell my father the moment he stepped into the house'--but never did! -- With love from 'that bold stump'-- Jack Kennedy." "Kiko" (also spelled "Kikoo" and "Kiku") was a governess for Joseph Kennedy's children until the mid- to late-30s. She is mentioned several times in Hostage to Fortune, Joseph Kennedy's letters.
A FINE COPY WITH A CLOSE PERSONAL ASSOCIATION.
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