A first edition, first printing of A Time to Heal, signed by President Gerald R. Ford and first lady, Betty Ford.
Octavo, 454pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, and replicated gilt signature on cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with full number line beginning at 1. Publisher’s first edition dust jacket, near fine, retail price on front flap, bright illustrations and vibrant colors. The book is signed by President Ford and Betty Ford on the front free endpaper.
Comments: Gerald R. Ford served as Vice President following the resignation of Spiro Agnew in 1973. In the wake of the Watergate Scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford assumed the Presidency in 1974. He served from 1974-1977, before being defeated by Jimmy Carter during the 1976 presidential election.