"I SHALL RETURN": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF MACARTHUR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MACARTHUR, Douglas. Reminiscences. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1964). Octavo, original beige cloth, original slipcase, original cardboard shipping box. $2000.
Signed limited first edition of MacArthur's autobiography, number 444 of 1750 copies signed by him, an exceptional copy in the original slipcase and shipping box.
"MacArthur's career was one of the longest and most controversial of any American military figure, including active service as a general from 1918 to 1951. His genius as a leader was demonstrated most lucidly in his pioneering reforms as West Point superintendent; his bold and imaginative campaigns, with minimum logistical support, during the war against Japan; and, perhaps most important, his enlightened administration of the Japanese occupation" (ANB). Published in the year of his death. With color frontispiece photographic portrait, 40 pages of photographic illustrations (eight pages in color) and numerous full-page and in-text maps. With original slipcase, original publisher's numbered spine slip, original publisher's numbered cardboard shipping box.
An especially fine copy.