Octavo, xi, [blank], 211pp. Publishers black cloth, gilt title on spine. 16 pages of black and white illustrations. Stated first edition on copyright page, with “F-M” noting publication in August, 1962. Fading to cloth along spine and top edge. Publishers first issue dust jacket, with $3.95 price on front flap and “0862” code at bottom, light wear at edges, 2cm closed tear along top edge of front panel, vibrant illustrations and colors. Pencil marks from a child on first free endpaper near inscription. Signed on front endpaper by Robert Kennedy with the following inscription: “For Nick / With the esteem of his friend / Bob Kennedy.”
Comments: The recipient of this book, Nicholas Katzenbach, served as United States Attorney General for Lyndon B. Johnson. While serving as Deputy U.S. Attorney General , he notoriously confronted Alabama Governor George Wallace at the University of Alabama, demanding the school be integrated. Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Katzenbach advised Johnson that an independent investigation into the assassination was needed, leading to the creation of the Warren Commission.