2 November 2006
TRUMAN, Harry S. A New Era in World Affairs. Selected Speeches and Statements of Harry S. Truman. January 20 to August 29, 1949. The White House, Washington, Christmas 1949.
8o 60pp. Titlepage in orange and black, printed on fine laid paper. Original brown morocco with gilt presidential seal on upper cover, uncut. (Very minor rubbing.)
FIRST EDITION. A rare Christmas book from the Truman White House. LIMITED EDITION, copy number 4 of an unspecified edition. PRESENTATION COPY TO SECRETARY OF STATE DEAN ACHESON: boldly inscribed in ink by the President on blank fly-leaf: "To Hon. Dean G. Acheson with best wishes for a very Merry Christmas Harry Truman . Dec. 25, 1949."
A VERY RARE PRESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS BOOK to one of the architects of the Truman administration's foreign policy in the early years of the Cold War. No copy has appeared at auction since at least 1975.
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