1970. An interesting and uncommon collection of memorabilia commemorating the state dinner given by President Richard Nixon for Gustave Diaz Ordaz, the president of Mexico, at the Hotel Del Coronado on September 3, 1970. The items were collected and assembled by one of the guests, James S. Copley (1916-1973). Copley was the CEO of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune and was a dominating force in the media industry at the time. He was a staunch conservative Republican who developed a close friendship with Richard Nixon. Copley apparently felt honored to be invited to the occasion and housed his collection in a green clamshell box with a "tray" to display the items. The artfully arranged items displayed in the box are small American and Mexican flags, a matchbook with the presidential seal, two dinner cards with the presidential seal, two menus with the presidential seal, an envelope containing the official invitation and a windshield display, and a telegram to Copley from the White House Social Secretary. Also included in the box are a sheet with "Persons Seated at Mr. James S. Copley's Table;" and three photographs, including two of the head table where California Governor Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, former President Lyndon Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, President Richard Nixon, Mrs. Nixon, and President Gustave Diaz Ordaz were sitting. The third photo appears to be of Copley and his wife getting into their car. Additional items in folders include two clippings from the feature story in the San Diego Evening Tribune on September 4 and related articles, and the September 4 front page of The San Diego Union. The collection is in fine condition. The clamshell box is quarter green leather and green cloth. Gilt titling to spine. There is some sunning to spine and head of covers still near fine. The box measures 9 x 14.25 inches. Fine.
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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Hardcover. Inscribed by the two authors on the half title. A fascinating and sumptuous documenting the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most extensive and significant to date. With rich anecdotes and many four-color and black and white photographs with individual chapters by room, including the private quarters (from dust jacket). Bound in brown cloth and in a white dust jacket with title to spine and cover and photo of Mrs. Kennedy to cover. Some sunning to top of cloth binding and slight crease to top of jacket otherwise near fine. Measures 9 x 11 inches. 260 pages including index. DECARTS/011219. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Playboy Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. A novel by Vice President Spiro Agnew. Blue DJ. AMERPRES 082804. Very Good + in Good + DJ.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. Hardcover. Very good in red coth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine./8vo./illus. American Presidential History. PRES31222. Very Good.
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. VG mauve boards in VG Dj; frontis; illustrations; 591 pp. Presidential History. PRES/10242. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1974. Hardcover Spiral Bound. VG mauve boards in very good dust jacket with minor edge wear; frontis; illustrations; 591 pp. Presidential History. PRES/031312. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Cowles Book Company, 1970. Hardcover. Very good+ in brown dust jacket with gilt title to front and spine panels. 218 pp. American Presidential History. PRES3/4252. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Paperback. Many photogaphs, reprints, and illustrations. Large, black PB. AMERPRES 082804. Near Fine in Wraps.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969. Hardcover. Vg/No Dj/8vo./248 pp./many B&W illustrations American Presidential History. PRES312131. Very Good.
Simon & Schuster, 2002. Hardcover. Red/white/blue DJ. AMERPRES 082804. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1930. Paperback. VG in original smooth yellow wrappers w/blue ink titling.; side- stapled. Fading along spine. Spot of rubbing to top right corner of front wrapper where price sticker has been removed. Interior clean, no foxing. B/W photo of Congress, frontis of Washington. In wraps. 55 pp. Presidential History (Americana). PRES/4153. Very Good in Wraps.
WND Books, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition. Fine in black boards with white title to spine. In fine black dust jacket with white title to spine and front cover. Slight wear to edges of jacket. Clean and bright. 370 pages. PRES/062515. Fine / Fine.
New York: American Heritage Press, 1972. Hardcover. Vg/Vg Dj American Presidential History. PRES/511051. Very Good.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt-lettering to front board and to spine. Front board and spine faded to brown. Wear to edges, corners, and spine ends. Occasional foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain clean and bright. 246 pages. American Presidential History. PRES3/3152. Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. In black cloth backed gray paper covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In illustrated b/w glossy DJ. Interior clean and bright. Index. 848pp. PRES/092006. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1974. Hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket with a few small tears/thick 8vo./598 pp. American Biography. AMERBIO2/4042. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014. Hardcover. Bound in dark blue cloth. In fine condition in a fine pictorial dust jacket. 299 pages. PRES/032116. Fine / Fine.
Illinois State Historical Society, 1954. Paperback. Reprinted from the summer 1954 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Black and white illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 16 pages. PRES/022218. Near Fine.
New York: Sea Lore Publishing Co, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. "For the first time, the story of President Kennedy's sailing activities is told in detailed fullness with narrated incidents and colorful anecdotes that commemorate him as the White House Skipper" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and emblem to front cover. Occasional spots of soiling to first 25 pages, which affects a few images and text; however, all text remains legible. In light blue dust jacket with heavily faded title to spine and red title to front panel. Chipping to edges of jacket and remnants of price sticker to front panel. 101 pages. PRES/040919. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: Catfeet Press, 1998. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Orange paper wrappers with blue title to spine. Crease to rear cover, else fine. Clean, tight interior with illustrations. 463 pages. PRES/121205. Near Fine.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to front board. Wear to spine ends and minor wear to edges of boards. Rubbing to a few places on spine. Clean, tight interior. 39 pages. PRES/071406. Very Good.
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1990. Paperback. 4to. Blue illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper. Interior is pristine and complete. PRES/100817. Near Fine.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Grant began writing his memoirs when he was 62 and became increasingly ill while writing them. He died the year of publication at age 63 from throat cancer. While writing his memoirs, he had major financial problems due to investment failures and depression of securities. Luckily, this book proved to be a great success and helped his financial situation greatly. His memoirs focus mainly on his extensive military career, especially the Civil War, but he does include a chapter on his boyhood and another chapter on his time at West Point. Bound in the original publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter dark brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and gilt emblems to both boards. Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Minor cracking and rubbing to leather on spine of both volumes. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Both volumes are clean and bright with tight bindings. Illustrated with numerous maps, several engravings, and several facsimilies. One facsimilie letter that folds out is split into two pieces; however, both pieces are present. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedowns of both volumes. Ownership signature of Tullock in pen dated December 16, 1885 to front endpaper of Volume I. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. An attractive set of this classic memoir from the 18th president of the United States. Volume I has 584 pages; Volume II has 647 pages. This is a heavy set may require an additional shipping fee. CIV/022119. Very Good.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth backed blue paper covered boards with white title to spine. Pristine, tight interior. Illustrated dj with purple spine panel and silver title to spine. 284 pp. PRES/080205. Fine in Fine dj.
Penguin Studio Books, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good in cream paper covered boards with tan linen spine and red title to spine. In beige illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a few small chips. Minor fading to spine panel of jacket and light rubbing. Clean interior. 262 pages. PRES/062415. Very Good / Very Good.