Lot 240: 8 items (3 inscribed by Rosalynn Carter).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [First Ladies] 8 Items. ++ White House Christmas print for 1978, inscribed by Rosalynn Carter in lower margin, which is normally left blank. Inscription reads With appreciation and best wishes, Rosalynn. The Jimmy is likely to be secretarial. Within frame: 11 ¾ x 13 5/8 in. Sight condition near fine. Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ 1980 White House Christmas print inscribed To Rex and Dorothy Scouten, Best Wishes and Merry Christmas/ Rosalynn Carter. The Jimmy Carter 80 is likely by Susan Clough, Jimmy Carters secretary. Upper margin foxed. ++ Hubert Shuptrine and James Dickey. JERICHO: THE SOUTH BEHELD. Birmingham: Oxmoor House, (1974). Folio. Cloth, lacking dj. Covers foxed, surface soil. Initial blank leaf inscribed by Rosalynn Carter. (To Rex Scouten, With best wishes- and thanks for all your help over these past four years/ Rosalynn Carter/ December 1980). Between the inscription and Rosalynn Carters signature is a Jimmy Carter that is probably handwritten by Jimmy Carters secretary, Susan Clough. Print placed in loose (illustration of Late Afternoon, a painting by Shuptrine, loose print foxed). ++ Lady Bird Johnson. Signed inscription on the matting for a color photograph. Inscription reads For Rex Scouten- who oversees a House full of warm and happy memories for this one time occupant- Lady Bird Johnson. Photo: 9 x 7 ¼ in. Sight condition near fine. Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ John Eisenhower (Dwight Eisenhowers son). Signed and inscribed photograph, also signed by Barbara T. Eisenhower (John Eisenhowers wife, or Dwight Eisenhowers daughter in law). The inscription, which is on the mount below photos image, reads To Rex Scouten, with high regard and with gratitude for courtesies to us all at the White House in recent years. All the best for happiness in the years ahead. John Eisenhower. Image: 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. Sight condition near fine. Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ Lady Bird Johnson and Carlton B. Lees. WILDFLOWERS ACROSS AMERICA. National Wildflower Research Center/ NY: Abbeville Press, (1988). Half title signed and inscribed For Rex Scouten with my grateful thanks for so many generous helpful acts for the Wildflower Center- Lady Bird Johnson. Sq. 4to. Cloth, in dj. In dj. Near fine. ++ LBJ: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS. Bookplate on ffep signed by Harry Middleton (author) and signed by Lady Bird Johnson. Harry N. Abrams, (1990). Folio. Cloth, in dj. NF. ++ PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF JIMMY CARTER: 1976. Wash: (Aug.) 1980. Total of 275 issued; from the edition limited to 250, out of series. Oblong 4to. Green 1/4 leather and marbled board. NF. ++ Provenance: Rex Scouten collection of White House Americana. Scouten worked at the White House or as a Secret Service agent during 10 Presidencies (Truman to Clinton), including time as Chief Usher of the White House (1969-86) and White House Curator (1986-97).