SIGNED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH: FIRST EDITION OF HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, WRITTEN WHILE HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT
BUSH, George H.W. and GOLD, Victor. Looking Forward. New York: Doubleday, 1987. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $500.
First trade edition of President George H.W. Bush's autobiography, written while he served as Reagan’s Vice President, boldly inscribed on a laid-in presidential bookplate featuring the Great Seal: "Fred G—-, Best wishes, George Bush."
Looking Forward, the first autobiography written by a Vice President while still in office, was published the year before the election of George Herbert Bush as America's 41st President, and was co-authored with preeminent Washington journalist and political adviser Victor Gold while Bush was Ronald Reagan's Vice President. "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Issued the same year as a limited edition, no priority established. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations.
Book fine with faint paperclip mark to bookplate and front blank, dust jacket very nearly fine.