First edition of One Moment Please! by James Keller, inscribed by a close friend to George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
Octavo, xiii, 365pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Foxing to leaf ends, dust remnant along top edge, sunning to spine. Generally clean text block, solid binding. Paired with the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.00 retail price on front flap, light wear from handling at top edge of spine, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Bar + Pop – Who in their lovely lives, live very close to Him. Xmas 1950.”
Provenance: From the Bush Family Estate in Kennebunkport, ME.