Profiles in Courage (The Memorial Edition). John F. Kennedy.

Profiles in Courage (The Memorial Edition) SIGNED

New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Leather bound. BEAUTIFULLY INSCRIBED (A WARM, FULL-PAGE INSCRIPTION) BY EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER on the front free endpaper. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the 5th child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, championed the disabled and made work on their behalf one of the great causes of her adult life. She was credited with being a driving force behind --and essentially a founder of-- The Special Olympics and in this dedication cites the work of a renowned psychiatrist, a man whose "wisdom, courage, knowledge and counsel and love for the mentally retarded and their families has inspired and created more action and benefits for the retarded than anyone else in our country. With the great admiration of all the Kennedys, Affectionately, Eunice Kennedy Shriver"). A very nice copy to boot of the 1964 Memorial edition, in the publisher's uncommon full-leather binding. Tight and VG+ in its navy-blue morocco, with the Presidential seal in gilt and gilt-bordering on the front panel. Sunning --and light scuffing-- along the spine, otherwise clean as could be and, internally, immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind. Octavo, all edges gilt, Special Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy. Also includes an attractive custom-made, marbled cardboards slipcase, which houses the book. Near Fine. Item #11533

Price: $2,500.00

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