RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF VANTAGE POINT, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON TO GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY
(ROMNEY, Mitt) JOHNSON, Lyndon Baines. Vantage Point. New York, 1971.
First edition of President Lyndon Johnson's presidential memoir, an especially rare and memorable presentation/association copy with a lengthy inscription by Johnson on the dedication page, signed and dated by Johnson days before his death, with LBJ's bold inscription reading: "For Governor George Romney whose concern for his fellowman excites me. With admiration & respect, Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ Ranch Jan. 9, 1973." This copy also contains Governor Romney's extensive notes covering the entire page opposite the title page, entirely in Romney's hand and signed by him, beginning with the words: "Flying from L.B.J. Ranch to Dallas." Within two weeks of this memorable day, President Johnson was dead. $11,500.