INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY RFK
KENNEDY, Robert F. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967. Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition, published less than seven months before RFK's assassination, inscribed and signed "For George Lang, With Best Wishes, Robert F. Kennedy."
"The sixties were a turbulent decade, and Robert Kennedy responded to that turbulence with unusual directness and sensitivity. He had evolved from the rigid prosecutor of a decade earlier into a popular leader who combined political realism with social idealism and passion with humor" (Foner & Garraty, 614), all qualities informing this collection of essays, which grew out of Kennedy's travels and experiences as Attorney General and as a Senator, and which address such topics as the youth movements, race relations in America, nuclear arms and Vietnam. Recipient George Lang is possibly the restaurateur and food writer, who was director of The Four Seasons restaurant at the time of Kennedy's inscription.
Tape residue on front pastedown, dust jacket bright and clean with a little rubbing to extremities. An attractive inscribed copy.