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The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

First Edition | First Printing



The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, inscribed by the author to his Secretary of Commerce, Frederick B. Dent.

Thick octavo, 1120pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Sunning along lower edge of cloth, faint foxing to leaf edges, solid text block. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $19.95 on front flap, faint shelf wear, bright illustrations. This volume is signed by President Richard Nixon on the half-title: “To Secretary Fred Dent, With deep appreciation for his loyal friendship and his dedicated service to the nation / from Richard Nixon / 5-12-78.” An exceptional association copy to a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Frederick B. Dent (1922-2019) was a textile manufacturer, and he served as Secretary of Commerce from 1973-1975, bridging the Nixon and Ford administrations. Secretary Dent was an ardent supporter of President Nixon throughout the Watergate Scandal, traveling the country to promote the economic agenda of the president. In 1975, President Ford appointed Dent United States trade representative, with cabinet and ambassadorial rank. After his time in the Ford administration, Dent returned to the private sector and died in 2019.

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Location Published

New York


Grosset & Dunlap


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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