First edition of Years of Renewal, signed by Henry Kissinger. Octavo, 1151pp. Blue hardcover over cloth, title in gilt on spine. Full number line on copyright page. In publishers first edition dust jacket, $35.00 on front flap, light wear along bottom edge, bright colors with no fading to spine, as is common with this dust jacket. Inscribed on half title by Secretary Kissinger: “To Dick Smyser / With high regard and much appreciation for past service. Henry Kissinger.”
Comments: Book is inscribed by Secretary Henry Kissinger to William Richard “Dick” Smyser, a US Foreign Service officer. Dr. Smyser traveled with Kissinger to the secret meetings in China, paving the way for President Nixon to open diplomatic relations. As the inscription in this book notes, he was also a councilor to Secretary Kissinger. Dr. Smyser passed away in 2018.