Signed limited edition of Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: George Washington to George W. Bush, inscribed to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Octavo, , 428pp. Publisher’s blue padded morocco, title stamped in gilt on spine, presidential seal on front cover. Silk end papers, all gilt edges. Sewn-in red silk bookmark. Housed in the publisher’s blue cloth slipcase, presidential seal on front cover. Includes laid-in card, offered “With the Compliments of The President.”
Signed by President George W. Bush on limitation page, to Colin Powell. Dedication reads: “With gratitude for your friendship and your dedicated service to America. Presented to Colin Powell by George W. Bush.” An exceptional association copy.
This signed limited edition, which was distributed to a handful of dignitaries during the George W. Bush administration, was produced by Regnery Publishing of Washington, D.C. According to public records, 250 copies were produced for the White House and not all were signed by President Bush. A handful have appeared on the public market since its release in 2003. Provenance: Potomac Auction House, Lot 1092, Estate of Colin Powell.