WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
LIE, Trygve. In the Cause of Peace. Seven Years with the United Nations. New York: Macmillan, 1954. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
First edition, presentation copy, of these memoirs concerning Secretary-General Trygve Lie's seven years at the United Nations, inscribed in the year of publication: "Mrs. and Mr. George Koch. Dear George, To my two friends from Forest Hills who made it possible to stay for seven years in New York. Thanks to your understanding and help we—the Lies—were quite happy. With respect and regards. Yours, Trygve. Norway, August 9th 1954."
"In these personal recollections, the first Secretary-General of the United Nations reviews the problems and crises of that organization in the seven years after the Second World War. An important contribution to recent international affairs" (Foreign Affairs).
Book with slight rubbing to spine ends and mild toning to extremities, price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to extremities and most minor soiling. A near-fine inscribed copy.