INSCRIBED BY FERDINAND MARCOS TO ACCLAIMED FOREIGN REPORTER JOSEPH KINGSBURY-SMITH
(MARCOS, Ferdinand) RIZAL, José. Noli Me Tangere. WITH: El Filibusterismo. Manila, 1961. Together, two volumes.
Deluxe facsimile editions, second printings, of celebrated Philippine novelist José Rizal’s original manuscripts, each volume inscribed by Philippine president and future dictator Ferdinand Marcos to award-winning foreign reporter Joseph Kingsbury-Smith and his wife: in the first volume, “June 21, 1971. Malacanang Palace. Manila, Philippines. To our friends Eileen and Joe, May this facsimile of the original manuscript of Rizal’s novel that laid the moral basis for the Philippine Revolution of 1896 remind you of the country of more than seven thousand islands. Ferdinand Marcos”; in the second, “June 21, 1971. Malacanang Palace. Manila, Philippines. To Eileen and Joe, This is the other novel of the Philippine national hero, who, long before 1896 sought reforms for his country, not revolution. May this remind you of our passionate efforts to recast our social structure. Affectionately, Ferdinand Marcos.” $2500.