“THE HOPES AND PRAYERS OF LIBERTY-LOVING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE MARCH WITH YOU”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF CRUSADE IN EUROPE, SIGNED BY EISENHOWER
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. Thick octavo, original tan linen, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut, original acetate. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7000.
Signed limited first edition, number 493 of 1426 copies signed by Eisenhower at the bottom of a facsimile of his D-Day message to Allied troops.
Eisenhower’s memoir provides an important and unique perspective on the difficult command-level decisions that decided the outcome of World War II. Included are numerous battlefield and theater maps (a number in color), as well as photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen. Without scarce original slipcase. Folding facsimile of Eisenhower’s “Creed for Command Decisions” laid in.
Light wear to acetate, book fine. A handsome signed copy.