SIGNED BY GERALD R. FORD
FORD, Gerald R. A Time to Heal. (New York): Harper & Row/Reader's Digest, (1979). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $800.
First trade edition of President Ford’s memoirs, one of an unknown limitation of copies specially autographed for members of “The First Edition Circle,” signed by Ford on a tipped-in leaf.
The 38th President's memoirs are "at once the autobiography of a political career and the human story of a dedicated but unassuming man propelled by history into taking on the immense burdens of the Presidency," with a special emphasis on Ford's decision to pardon Nixon and the transition of power between the two. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. Also issued in a signed limited edition of 250 copies. Mass mailing from Republican National Committee laid in, including a printed letter by Gerald Ford expressing concerns about Jimmy Carter's administration.
Book fine, dust jacket about-fine with a bit of mild toning. A handsome signed copy.