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Mr. Citizen -- SIGNED super deluxe Truman author's gift FIRST EDITION by  Harry S Truman - Signed First Edition - 1960 - from JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS and

Mr. Citizen -- SIGNED super deluxe Truman author's gift FIRST EDITION

by Truman, Harry S

Condition: Fine/Near Fine

New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1960. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Deluxe author's edition inscribed and signed by Truman on the short-title page. This is NOT one of the 1 of 1000 signed copies. This is the SPECIAL first edition made specifically for Truman to give to friends, one of only a small number of such copies produced (certainly much less than 1000). Inscribed by Truman to Eric Johnston. Johnston was appointed by Truman as the head of the Economic Stabilization Agency. He was also head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, served on several commissions under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a special presidential representative under Eisenhower, met with Stalin and Khrushchev, and was president of the Motion Picture Association of America for many years. This book is the special "author's edition" bound in brown morocco and paper boards with gilt lettered title patches on front cover and spine. The book is in basically new condition but has a minor bump on the leather at the rear where it meets the board near the middle of the spine. This almost certainly happened during the binding process because the bump goes under the paper board with there being no bump to the paper (i.e., impossible to create after the board had been mounted). The book has no previous owner marks or writing on any pages other than the inscription. There is no rubbing to the fragile edges of the boards. The title patches are in perfect condition. The cardboard slipcase has some light edge fading and a 1cm split to the paper covering at the lower rear corner. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.

  • Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001102
  • Title: Mr. Citizen -- SIGNED super deluxe Truman author's gift FIRST EDITION
  • Author: Truman, Harry S
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bernard Geis Associates
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1960
  • Bookseller catalogs: limited signed deluxe editions;


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