Inscribed and Signed by JFK to a Boston Priest

    John F. Kennedy. Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [n.d., but after 1956].

    Later ex-library edition from Our Lady's Information Center in Boston. Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper "To Father J. Normand Marcotte / with very good wishes / John Kennedy." Octavo. 266 pages.

    Publisher's black buckram over blue boards with gilt spine titles and white library shelf mark. In original color dust jacket. Shelf wear to boards and dust jacket as expected with an ex-library copy. Three tape stains to the front and rear pastedowns and dust jacket flaps. Library stamp to front free endpaper and title page. Original library pocket still affixed to rear free endpaper with check out slip present, also lightly tape-stained. Textblock clean and bright. Dust jacket creased, wrinkled and somewhat worn. A few small closed tears, especially to the rear flap. An attractive, ex-library copy of Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winner, inscribed and signed by him.

    This copy was inscribed to J. Normand Marcotte, a Boston priest of the Society of Mary who passed away in March of 1960.

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