An inscribed first edition of Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story by Henry Morgenthau. Octavo, xv, , 407pp. . Brown cloth, title printed on spine and front panel. Frontispiece portrait of Ambassador Morgenthau opposite title page. Lacking publishers scarce dust jacket. Illustrated with multiple black and white photographs. Ex-libris bookplate affixed to front end paper. Inscribed by Ambassador Morgenthau on front free end paper: “To My Friends / Lionel and Florentine Sutra / with sincere regards of Henry Morgenthau. Dec 17/19.” An incredibly scare signed first edition copy.
Comments: Henry Morgenthau Sr served as the United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during World War I. This work by Morgenthau is the definitive account of the Armenian Genocide during the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Ambassador Morgenthau would pass away in 1946. His son, Henry Morgenthau Jr. would serve as the Secretary of the Treasury for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His grandson, Robert M. Morgenthau, would serve as the District Attorney for Manhattan for 35 years.