Inscribed to Chief Usher of the White House, J.B. West, first edition of Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years by Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer.
Octavo, xx, 362pp. Tan cloth, gray cloth spine, title in silver on spine. Wear to the cloth spine, some fraying of the cloth. Solid text block. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, closed tear along bottom edge, bright illustrations. Dust jacket paired with book. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: “To Zella and J.B., without whose aid and unflagging devotion this history of an era could not have been set down. With love, Molly Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer.”
J.B. West (1912-1983) was the 6th White House Chief Usher, serving from 1957-1969. He wrote his memoirs in 1973, titled Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies. West was succeeded as Chief Usher by Rex Scouten.