First edition of The End of Certainty by Paul Kelly, inscribed to U.S. Ambassador Ed Perkins.
Octavo, ix, 755pp. Paperback. Stated “First published in 1992” on copyright page, with number line ending in 3. Solid text block, a fine example.
Inscribed by Kelly on title page, “For Ambassador Perkins, United States Ambassador to Australia, with kind regards, Paul Kelly August 1995.”
Paul John Kelly (b. 1947) is a political correspondent and author from Sydney, Australia. Dr. Edward J. Perkins (1928-2020) served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, Australia, and the United Nations throughout his 25 year foreign service career. Perkins served in Australia from 1993-1996, likely meeting Kelly multiple times in the duration of his stay. In 1996 Perkins retired with the rank of Career Minister in the U.S. Foreign Service.