DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
OBAMA, Barack. Dreams from My Father. (New York): Times Books, (1995). Octavo, original half black cloth gilt, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First edition of President Obama’s first book, his “provocative autobiography,” inscribed on the half title, “To Susan—Wishing you all the best! Barack Obama.” Quite scarce, especially inscribed.
“All men live in the shadow of their fathers—the more distant the father, the deeper the shadow. Barack Obama describes his confrontation with this shadow in his provocative autobiography… and he also persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither… At a young age and without much experience as a writer, Barack Obama has bravely tackled the complexities of his remarkable upbringing” (Paul Watkins, New York Times, contemporary review). Bookseller’s price sticker to rear panel of dust jacket.
A fine copy of a scarce first edition, now increasingly elusive signed or inscribed by Obama.