INSCRIBED BY EISENHOWER
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. Octavo, original tan cloth, cartographic endpapers, dust jacket supplied from another copy of the first edition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First trade edition, with numerous illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theatre and battlefields, inscribed on the half title: "For Charles P. Boysen, with best wishes and personal regard, Dwight D. Eisenhower."
Eisenhower's memoir provides an important and unique perspective on the difficult command-level decisions that decided the outcome of World War II. Included are numerous battlefield and theater maps (a number in color), as well as photographs selected by Edward Steichen. Preceded the same year by a signed limited edition of 1426 copies. Dust jacket supplied from another copy of the first edition.
Book with a hint of toning to spine, about-fine; supplied dust jacket with only minor edge-wear, bright and near-fine.