Octavo, x, , 575pp. Purple boards, blue cloth spine, title in silver on spine. First edition with full number line on copyright page. Purple end papers. Newspaper articles pertaining to the recipient of this book pasted onto the last two pages of the book. Publishers first edition dust jacket, fine condition, $25.00 on front flap. Inscribed by First Lady Barbara Bush and President George H.W. Bush on front free end paper. Inscription reads: “To Bob and Maddy. With great affection, friendship and gratitude – Warmly – Barbara Bush.” Inscription by President George H.W. Bush reads: “September 6th, 1994 / With Bush family Love / George Bush.” An exceptional association copy.
Comments: The recipient of this book, Bob Boilard, was a longtime friend and fishing partner of President George H.W. Bush. Mr. Boilard wrote that he never spoke about politics with President Bush, but kept topics to family, friends, fishing and Maine. In a letter to Bob Boilard featured in “All The Best, George Bush” dated 2/24/88, Vice President Bush says “Bob, I’m going to win, but Ill promise you one thing – it won’t affect our fishing together. Life is about friends and values. You are my friend. Keep your fingers crossed. George Bush.”