FIRST EDITION OF PRESIDENT FORD’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INSCRIBED BY HIM
FORD, Gerald R. A Time to Heal. (New York): Harper & Row, (1979). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $800.
First edition, inscribed, “To Linda Davis, with best wishes. Gerald R. Ford.”
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 eight plates of photographs.
Book fine, tiny “X” to front flap of near-fine dust jacket, with fading along spine. A very nearly fine inscribed copy.