Signed by Chief Justice Earl Warren and President Gerald R. Ford, The Warren Report: The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, published by the Associated Press.
Octavo, xiii, 366pp. Publisher’s blue hardcover, title printed on spine and front panel. Housed in the publisher’s original brown cardboard shipping container. No additional printings mentioned. Text block beginning to separate from covers, as is common with this book because of the glue used during publishing. Reinforced by archivist at both hinges. Title page previously framed for display. Signed by both President Gerald R. Ford and Chief Justice Earl Warren. An exceptionally scarce combination of signatures.
Shortly after the death of President John F. Kennedy, President Johnson asked Chief Justice Earl Warren to head a presidential commission investigating the assassination of the president. What was formally known as the President’s Commission quickly became known as the Warren Commission. The members of the committee were a bipartisan group from different government agencies, meant to avoid any appearance of a cover-up. The commission served from December 1963 until October 1964, concluding with the publication of this report. Mr. Warren advocated for more transparency in the final analysis but was rebuffed due to ongoing secret government actions. As a result, the lone gunman conclusion of the Warren Commission report was met with public skepticism.