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. Light dust along top edge of text block. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. No page markings or notes. Near fine dust jacket, $15.00 retail price on front flap, light wear along top edge of spine, otherwise a fine example. Signed by Acheson on the front free endpaper.
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.