MR. PRESIDENT, INSCRIBED BY HARRY S TRUMAN
(TRUMAN, Harry). HILLMAN, William. Mr. President. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, (1952). Quarto, original half gray gilt-stamped cloth, original dust jacket.
First trade edition, inscribed by the President in the margin of the frontispiece portrait: “To John Stark, From Harry Truman.”
This profusely illustrated presidential history is drawn from Truman’s personal diaries, private letters, papers and interviews. “Never has a President allowed such a personal revelation while still in office as President Truman has in turning over his personal diaries, memoranda and private papers to William Hillman. The book is historic and it is candid.” “I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and I want them to know me as I am.” Issued along with a signed limited edition (250 copies), no priority established.With scarce errata slip laid in; containing numerous photographic plates, many in color. Owner signature to front dust jacket flap.
Book fine; some edge-wear, minor tape reinforcement to verso of very good dust jacket.