Lot 224 of 438:
Signed by Harry S. Truman w/letter by Bess Truman  

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Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America - inscribed by Harry S. Truman and with a letter signed by Bess Truman

Hillman, William

New York

Farrar, Straus & Young



Profusely illustrated from color and black and white photographs, facsimiles. (4to), gilt stamped cloth with spine label lettered in gilt, dust jacket. First Edition.

Inscribed by President Truman beneath the color portrait frontispiece: "Kind regards from Harry S. Truman, 12/7/60."  A short signed, typed letter by Bess Truman is laid in as well, with original envelope. The letter is a short note thanking the recipient for their good wishes and is dated May 5, 1956. Two copies of the errata slip are laid in. 

Lot Amendments

Jacket price clipped with some wear and soiling, closed tears at edges; wear and rubbing to cloth, toning to edges, corners worn; interior sound with some toning; letter with a bit of light wear, faint offsetting from envelope tape, envelope with some closed tears, tape at edges; overall very good.

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