As We Remember Joe by John F. Kennedy. A signed first edition, first printing in deluxe presentation clamshell.
Octavo, xi, , 75pp. Burgundy cloth, gilt title on spine, gilt title over black cloth box on cover, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Original glassine dust jacket, small tears to edges. Light discoloration to end papers from publishers glue. One of a limited printing of 360 copies, with red wings on title page to distinguish edition. Housed in custom made clamshell case, two piece set, marbled interior, leather spine with raised bands and gilt title over red leather, in fine condition.
This book is signed by John Kennedy on front end paper, with the following inscription: “For Dave and Mrs. Derginan, two old friends of Joe, from Jack Kennedy,”
The first edition, first issue of this book is distinguished by the red wings in the center of the title page. The second issue of this book, privately printed by Robert Kennedy in 1965 as a Christmas Gift for family and friends, has the title page printed in all black. Only 250 copies of this second edition were believed to have been printed. This book was edited by John Kennedy as a tribute to his brother, Joe Kennedy, who was killed in action during World War II, while serving as a bomber pilot. An incredible example of this scarce work by President John. F. Kennedy.