Maggs Bros Ltd

Mr. Citizen.

TRUMAN Harry S. (1960.)

£350.00 

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Illustrations. Second printing of the First trade edition. 8vo., quarter cream cloth over blue cloth boards. New York, Bernard Geis Associates.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page to one of the instigators of the credit card 'To Ralph Schneider from Harry Truman Kindest Regards 11/18/60'. Ralph Schneider was the attorney of Frank MacNamara, the inventor of the concept of a credit card, the first to be used being cardboard, and together with Alfred Bloomingdale they started Diner's Club International. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, spent an eventful time in the White House, overseeing the end of the war against the Nazis, the dropping of the atomic bomb and the resulting surrender of the Japanese, the beginnings of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the instigation of the Marshall plan to rescue western Europe, the Korean War, and the founding of the United Nations.

Pictorial bookplate of John G. Deedy to the front pastedown. Covers lightly spotted.

Stock Code: 218662