First edition of The Warren Commission Report, signed by committee member Gerald R. Ford.
Octavo, xl, 726pp. Blue paper wrapped boards over dark blue cloth spine, title in gilt on spine and front panel. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with “Published October 1964” and “46369” code at bottom of text panel. In publishers first edition dust jacket, fine condition, with $3.95 price on front flap and “46369” code at bottom of spine. Inscribed by President Gerald R. Ford on front free endpaper with the following inscription: “To Patrick, Debra + Greg, Warren Commission Right. Gerald R. Ford.” An exceptional first edition copy by itself, with the desirable “Warren Commission Statement” by committee member and future President Gerald R. Ford. (Newcomb, 606)
The official report of the Warren Commission was published in 1964, with the Government Printing Office releasing the findings in a 27 Volume Set. It was condensed for publication by the New York Times and the Associated Press, who released their own summary publications. Gerald R. Ford, who was personally requested to be a member of the Warren Commission by President Lyndon Johnson, spent the rest of his life defending the integrity of the commission.