The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
Mandate for Change, 1953-1956; Waging Peace, 1956-1961.Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963-65 Stock Code: 140860
Eisenhower's political memoir warmly inscribed to his doctorThe first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm regard of his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower"; in the second, "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with felicitations and best wishes on his 65th anniversary from his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1965". Eisenhower's personal account of his presidency through two turbulent terms, here in an oddly composed set, but one that was personally gifted, and inscribed, with genuine affection.
2 volumes octavo. The first volume the trade edition in original blue cloth, title gilt on black faux label to the spine, presidential seal gilt to the front board, with the pictorial dust jacket; the second from the limited edition in oatmeal buckram, title gilt on green faux label to the spine, presidential seal gilt to the front board, with the polythene jacket, in the pale tan slip-case with title label matching the spine label. Coloured map endpapers to both volumes.
50 plates in all, 10-page map "portfolio" to the second volume, the first with numerous maps to the text, one double-page.
Mandate for Change very good in slightly rubbed jacket, a few chips to the edges, spine tanned; Waging Peace, similarly very good, the slip case a touch rubbed and spotted, an excellent "set".
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