"TO MY DARLING BRIDE, WITH ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD"
(WORLD WAR II) TURNER, R(ichmond) K(elly). Souvenir Copy of the Instrument of Surrender at Tokyo Bay. Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1945.
Rare inscribed special printing of the 'Instrument of Surrender,' one of very few specially printed for presentation by Admiral Richmond Kelly "Terrible" Turner—this copy presented by the admiral to his wife less than two weeks after receiving the surrender of the Japanese on board the U.S.S. Missouri, where Turner observed the proceedings from the first rank of American officers. Dated by him September 15, 1945, and inscribed, "To my darling bride, with all the love in the world, Kelly Turner." With a very scarce Souvenir of Radio Communications, containing all the missives received at Army Headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, from the tentative surrender of the Japanese on August 15, 1945, until the formal surrender signed on September 2. $12,500.