Signed first edition of Friends Not Masters: A Political Autobiography by the President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan.
Octavo, xiv, 275pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. First edition, first printing with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Purple stamp on front free endpaper. Fold out map of South East Asia at rear. In publishers dust jacket, wear along top edge, retail price on front flap, some loss at top edge of spine, otherwise with bright and vivid colors. Inscribed by President Ayub Khan: “With compliments to Col. Halbrooks. Ayub Khan. FM. 3.9.67” A scarce signed copy of his autobiography by Ayub Khan.
Comments: President Khan opens the book with “…people in developing countries seek assistance, but on the basis of mutual respect; they want to have friends not masters.” Mohammed Ayub Khan was a Pakistani General and second President of Pakistan. He rose to power in 1958 through a coup d’etat and remained in power until 1969.