Signed first edition of Truman Speaks, by former President Harry S. Truman.
Octavo, xii, , 133pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine over red ink label. Previous ownership blindstamp to last page, stamped code on front endpaper. First printing, with same date on title page and copyright page. In publisher’s first edition dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light wear at edges, toning to spine. Signed by President Harry Truman on half title. (Burns, 0105) An attractive signed piece.
Truman Speaks is a collection of speeches given by former President Harry Truman at Columbia University in 1959. Topics included the presidency, the Constitution and the “menace of demagoguery to democracy.”