Harry S. Truman. Mr. Citizen.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 109

Harry S. Truman. Mr. Citizen.

Half-title with <<Autograph inscription, signed by Truman>> to Bluma Jacobson, widow of his longtime business partner and close friend, Edward "Eddie" Jacobson (see below). The “Author`s Edition,” of which only 100 copies were issued, to be given by President Truman to friends and family members. pp. 315. Photographic illustrated plates. Original calf-backed boards, upper cover tooled: “Author’s edition.” 8vo.

New York: Bernard Geis Associates 1960

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Presentation copy from US President Truman to Bluma Jacobson, widow of Edward "Eddie" Jacobson, about whom Truman wrote, was "as fine a man as ever walked." Jacobson (1891-1955) served alongside Truman in the US Army, after which they went into business together. Jacobson awoke Truman’s sympathies for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, resulting in the United States becoming the first nation to grant diplomatic recognition to the new State of Israel on May 14th, 1948. Indeed Truman signed the executive order just eleven minutes after the Jewish state proclaimed its independence. <<Inscription:>> “To Mrs. Bluma Jacobson from her long time friend. May God bless and keep you happy always. Harry Truman, Independence, Sept. 29, 1960.” <<A significant association copy.>>