An inscribed first edition of The Politics Of Diplomacy, from Secretary of State James A. Baker to former Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara. Octavo, ix, 687pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine, signature of author in gilt on front cover. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Bumped front corner. In publishers first edition dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear and wear from handling along edges, in very good condition. Inscription reads: “To Bob McNamara with warmest personal regards and great respect. Jim Baker.” Jim Baker and Robert McNamara worked together on the Iraq Study Group in 2006.
Comments: From the personal library of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Provenance: The Robert McNamara Estate & Diane Byfield McNamara Book Collection (The Potomac Company, October 2019)