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Lot 52: 1968 DAVID POWERS Signed Book TRIUMPH and TRAGEDY, STORY OF THE KENNEDYS.
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Dave Powers' Personal Signed Copy of "Triumph And Tragedy, Story Of The Kennedys" Book Published 1968
(JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY) DAVID FRANCIS POWERS (1912-1998). Special Assistant and assistant Appointments Secretary to President of the United States John F. Kennedy. Powers served as Museum Curator of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum from 1964 until his retirement in May 1994.
1968 First edition, Signed Presentation Book titled, "Triumph And Tragedy, The Story Of The Kennedys" Dave Powers' Signed Personal Copy With Inscription, Near Mint. "Triumph and Tragedy, The Story of the Kennedys" was by The Associated Press. Published by Western Publishing Company, New York, with Blue cloth, gilt letters, with illustrations (some colored), 256 pages, measures 10.5 x 7". Edges slightly worn, cover-boards slightly rubbed, strong bound, overall in fantastic condition. This special Presentation Book was SIGNED & INSCRIBED by David Powers to his longtime secretary, Charlotte Wooding, who then sold it to Maury A. Bromsen. Mr. Powers' bookplate is located on the inside cover. This volume contains, perhaps, the finest collection of Kennedy Family Illustrations and portraits yet published. There is a very detailed and useful "Index" printed in three columns, also includes a "Bibliography." The first printing of this book was very small. The OCLC reports that only 36 libraries have copies (there was another later edition printed in New York by Morrow with the same pagination, also in 1968, with a larger numbers reporting copies.) This first edition, Signed Presentation Book comes from the famed Boston dealer and Kennedy expert Maury Bromson's personal holding. His price sheet details it as being offered decades ago for $350. A wonderful addition to any Presidential or specialized John F. Kennedy collection.