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President Gerald R. Ford
Churchill Lecture: An Address by Gerald R. Ford at the English-Speaking Union, London, England, 30 November 1983, a presentation copy inscribed to a lifelong friend, twice signed by President Ford and accompanied by a typed and signed letter on Ford's personal stationery presenting the book
Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1984. Signed, numbered, and finely bound first edition. Hardcover. This is a unique presentation copy of the limited edition of President Gerald R. Ford's 30 November 1983 “Churchill Lecture” address to the English-Speaking Union in London, inscribed to one of his lifelong friends, signed twice, and accompanied by a typed signed letter gifting the book. Of a total of 350 copies, 250 were bound thus, in quarter linen with mahogany patterned paper-covered boards featuring President Ford’s facsimile signature in gilt on the front cover, each copy signed by Ford on the recto following the title page verso. This unique copy is doubtless among a small number of presentation copies reserved for the President. Rather than being numbered on the limitation page, this copy is printed “Presentation copy”. Below his signature, Ford additionally inscribed and signed in four lines “To my very good friend, Pete Cook, | with admiration and appreciation. | Warmest best regards. | Gerald R. Ford”. Laid in on a single sheet of Ford’s stationery is a four-paragraph typed letter dated “February 13, 1985", gifting the book and thanking Cook for his “generous contribution to the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, which is so deeply appreciated.” Ford signed “Jerry Ford”. Condition is near fine, the contents immaculate, the binding just lightly scuffed at the lower front cover and still-sharp corners. The recipient, Peter Cornelius Cook (1914-2010) was a prominent Michigan business … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]

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