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Profiles In Courage

Deluxe Inaugural Edition



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Deluxe inaugural edition of Profiles in Courage by President John F. Kennedy, with secretarial signature.

Octavo, 266pp. Blue leather, gilt title on spine, presidential seal in gilt on front cover. All edges gilt. Lacking the scarce blue display box.

This special inaugural edition includes a limitation page, inscribed with the following: “This Copy Presented To: ___ – In Recognition Of His Friendship And Generous Support To The Democratic Cause – John Kennedy – The White House, Washington, D.C.”

The signature of John F. Kennedy was done by a presidential secretary.

This book is from the private collection of Helen Keyes (1922-1992), longtime Kennedy family confidant and campaign assistant. Ms. Keyes served in the 1960 presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy, and as treasurer of the 1968 Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign. During the interim she worked for the Kennedy Library and taught a course at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Boston. She remained close with Ted Kennedy until her death in 1992.

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Location Published

New York


Harper & Brothers


Deluxe Inaugural Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Near Fine


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