First edition of C.Fred’s Story, inscribed by Barbara Bush and Vice President George H.W. Bush.
Octavo, 109pp. Red boards, blue cloth spine, gilt title on spine. Illustrated end papers. Multiple black and white illustrations throughout. Light wear to cloth spine. Previous tape mark on title page, not affecting text or signature. Publishers first edition dust jacket, fine condition, retail price on front flap. Signed on front free end paper by Barbara Bush and inscribed: “May 9th, 1985. To: Bob and Madeleine Boilard, With best wishes to a friend of all Bushes. Warmly (Millie) and Barbara Bush.” Additional inscription by Vice President George H.W. Bush on title page: “To Bob and Madeline, With warm best wishes and friendship – Let’s go fishing – George Bush. May 9, 1985.” An outstanding association copy in fine condition.
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.”