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[Harry S Truman]. William Hillman. Mr. President. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, [1952]. First edition. I...

2010 June Signature Rare Books Auction #6043

 
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[Harry S Truman]. William Hillman. Mr. President. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, [1952]. First edition. Inscribed to Jane Lingo and signed by Harry S Truman while president of the United States. Original cloth is lightly faded. Dust jacket chipped. Very good.

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The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman . New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, [1952].

First edition. Inscribed and signed by Harry S Truman while president of the United States, below the portrait frontispiece: "To Jane Lingo, a lovely young lady, with best wishes for a long and happy life. Harry S Truman. White House, April 10, 1952." Quarto. 253 pages. Exclusive color and black and white photographs by Alfred Wagg. Laid in is a handwritten note from Jane Lingo, a childhood friend of Margaret Truman reading: "Dear Mr. President, Please write in your book for me. Thank you, Jane Lingo."

Full gilt-stamped cloth is lightly faded. Dust jacket is torn, chipped, and creased. Very good.

The Lingos were family friends of the Trumans. Benjamin Harrison Lingo was a commander in the U.S. Navy, his wife Marie was the director of the Washington, DC U.S.O., and their daughter Jane was a childhood friend of Truman's daughter Margaret. Jane, who later became the first woman admitted into the National Press Club, is mentioned in the book in one of Truman's diary entries in which he mentions one of her sleepovers with Margaret in which the girls stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom.

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