First edition of Present at the Creation, signed by former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson.
Octavo, xiv, , 798 pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with a full number line. No page markings or notes. In publisher’s dust jacket, $15.00 retail price on front flap, touch of wear along bottom edge of spine, otherwise a fine example. Signed on the front free endpaper: “With the best wishes of Dean Acheson. September 1969.”
Dean Acheson (1893-1971) 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.