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The Vantage Point

First Edition | First Printing


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First edition of The Vantage Point by Lyndon B. Johnson, inscribed to WWII combat pilot and corporate attorney, Maj. General Ramsay D. Potts.

Octavo, x, [2], 636pp. Red cloth, title printed on spine over blue print. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $15.00 on front flap, some separation of glassine cover along the spine, which is typical with this dust jacket. This copy is signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on a presidential bookplate: “To Ramsay D. Potts, Jr. Best Wishes. Lyndon B. Johnson.”

This copy is inscribed to Ramsay D. Potts, Jr. (1916-2006), a decorated WWII combat pilot and Washington DC corporate attorney. During WWII, Potts received numerous promotions, becoming the group leader of the 453rd Bomb Group and later the Director of Strategic Bombing Operations for the 8th Air Force. After the war, he served as special assistant to Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington and president of the Military Air Transport Association. In 1958, he formed a Washington DC firm known as Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, retiring in 1986.

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Location Published

New York


Holt, Rinehart and Winston


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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