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Lot 24: DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Signed Book "Crusade in Europe" Limited Edition
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
General Eisenhower's Signed D-Day Orders to his Troops Bound within His First Edition of "Crusade in Europe"
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States.
1948-Dated, Limited Edition Book Signed, "Dwight D Eisenhower" in black fountain-pen ink on the frontispiece of his book titled, CRUSADE IN EUROPE, New York: Doubleday & Co., 9.75" x 6.5", Choice Extremely Fine. Original beige cloth Hardbound, spine stamped in gilt and black, facsimile signature in black on front cover, with its original box of issue. 559 pages with maps and photo reproductions throughout. This book is numbered 897 out of 1426 signed copies--of which 1401 were for sale. Eisenhower signs beneath a copy of his D-day address to: "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!" which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you..." The outer box of issue is somewhat worn from use along the edges, while the book itself is in immaculate condition. A rare, terrific piece of American history.