INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, FIRST EDITION OF MANDATE FOR CHANGE, THE FIRST OF EISENHOWER'S BOOKS ON THE PRESIDENCY
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Mandate for Change 1953-1956. Garden City: Doubleday, 1963. Thick octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $2700.
First trade edition of the first volume of Eisenhower's presidential memoirs, inscribed on the dedication page entirely in his hand, "For James J. M— with best wishes and affectionate regard from his friend, Dwight D. Eisenhower."
Mandate for Change, the first of Eisenhower's books on his presidency, covers the critical years of his first term, in which he dealt with issues such as the end of the Korean War, the Cold War, trouble in the Suez and the Rosenberg case. Preceded by the same year's signed limited edition. With over 30 pages of maps and photographic illustrations.
Book fine, dust jacket with a bit of toning and creasing. A near-fine inscribed copy.