First edition of The Inaugural Book 1973, signed by the brother of President Richard Nixon, Edward Nixon.
Octavo, 93pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine, seal of president on front cover in gilt. Stated “first edition” on title page and front cover of dust jacket. In publishers dust jacket, $7.95 on front flap, small chip at top edge near fold, otherwise in fine condition. Signed on front free endpaper by Edward Nixon.
Edward Nixon (1930 – 2019) was the youngest brother of President Richard Nixon. He served on the inaugural committee during the 1973 election and is mentioned in this book. As the Watergate scandal evolved, it was revealed that Charles “Bebe” Rebozo gave campaign contributions to Rose Mary Woods, Donald Nixon and Edward Nixon. He was the longest lived Nixon brother and the last surviving brother when he passed away in 2019.