The Antiques Treasury edited by Alice Winchester, inscribed by First Lady Jackie Kennedy to the First Lady of Peru, Clorinda Málaga de Prado.
Small folio, 320pp. Green hardcover, green faux leather spine, title in gilt on spine. Professionally reinforced hinges, stable text block. Housed in custom black leather clamshell case, lined with green linen, title on spine in gilt. In publisher’s dust jacket, “second printing” statement on front flap next to retail price, edge wear and chipping to edges, shelf wear at various points. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Clorinda de Prado, A little souvenir of Williamsburg. Jacqueline Kennedy. September 20, 1961.” A unique historical association copy.
In September 1961, Manuel Prado Ugarteche, the President of Peru and First Lady, Clorinda Málaga de Prado, began their visit to the United States with a State Dinner, hosted by President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy. The strategic relationship was meant to reinforce the democratic alliances with South American countries, a counterbalance to Soviet influences in Cuba. During their visit, the couple visited Washington DC, New York, Miami, Boston, Chicago, and Williamsburg, Virginia. Within a year of the visit, President Prado was arrested and his government deposed by a military junta. He spent the rest of his life in exile in Paris. Clorinda died in 1993.