"HIS LIFE… COULD HARDLY HAVE BEEN IMPROVED UPON": JOHN F. KENNEDY'S TRIBUTE TO HIS BROTHER, AS WE REMEMBER JOE, 1945
KENNEDY, John F. As We Remember Joe. Cambridge, MA: Privately printed at the University Press, 1945. Octavo, original maroon cloth. $2000.
First edition, second issue (of only 250 copies), of this warm tribute to the eldest of the Kennedy brothers, edited by John F. Kennedy, privately printed for family and friends, a splendid copy.
JFK, who edited this striking volume, also wrote the foreword and lead essay, "My Brother Joe," in memory of his eldest brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action in 1944. Also included are works by Edward Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy and numerous tributes by close friends and colleagues. Privately printed for family and friends. There were 390 copies printed in the first issue with winged device on title page printed in red, and 250 in this, the second issue, with winged device on title page printed in black. With numerous photographic illustrations; without fragile original glassine.
A fine copy.