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Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait

First Edition | Early Printing



Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait, inscribed by Vice President Richard Nixon to his campaign speechwriter, William Safire.

Octavo, viii, [2], 309pp, [1]. Full red morocco, title in gilt on spine, initials “W.L.S.” on front cover, decorative raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, decorative gilt turn-ins and gilt-ruled board edges. Silk bookmark sewn-in. An early printing, with “F-I” on the copyright page and lacking the first edition statement. Light toning to leaves, solid text block. Inscribed on the front flyleaf: “To Bill Safire / with grateful appreciation for his superb work in our 1960 campaign and with every good wish from his friend. Dick Nixon. December 1960.” Provenance: Doyle Auctions, Collection of William Safire, 2021. A fine association copy.

William Safire (1929-2009) served as a speechwriter for Richard Nixon during his 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns. He joined the Nixon Administration in 1968 as a speechwriter for President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Harper & Brothers


First Edition, Early Printing

Date Published



Leather bound


Near Fine


Mazo | Earl [Richard Nixon]