First edition of Power and Diplomacy, signed by Secretary of State, Dean Acheson.
Octavo, x, , 137pp. Yellow cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. No additional printings on copyright page. Book appears unread, in near fine condition. Bookseller’s tag on front free endpaper. In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, faint toning to spine, light wear along top edge of rear panel, a near fine example. Signed on the front free endpaper: “Dean Acheson. January 3, 1958. Washington, DC.”
Dean Acheson served as Secretary of State for President Harry S. Truman. He was instrumental in defining foreign policy for the United States during the Cold War. Acheson’s memoir, Present at the Creation, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1970.