EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Crusade in Europe
. New York: Doubleday, 1948. First edition, one of 1426 copies, this number 310, signed by Eisenhower on the inserted D-Day Order as issued, this copy additionally warmly inscribed (as "Ike Eisenhower") on the limitation leaf to Arthur [Hays] Sulzberger, "with lasting admiration and warm regards from his devoted friend." Original wheat cloth, with slipcase and mylar jacket, apparently original. 9 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches (24 x 16 cm); xvi, 559,  pp., color maps and plates throughout. Minor defects to the stamping of the spine (apparently as issued), but a fine, fresh copy, with some minimal fading and rubbing to the box.
An exceptional presentation copy of the deluxe issue of Eisenhower's classic account of his experiences during the years of WWII, addressed to the publisher of the New York Times from 1935 to 1961. Sulzberger was the central figure in American newspaper publishing over that period, and the Times would go on to endorse Eisenhower during his two Presidential campaigns. Presentation copies of the deluxe issue are quite rare, and we note a mere handful thus. These include the Margaret Hayes copy, sold 2016; that inscribed to Clement and Anne Attlee, sold in 2015; the Sir Hastings ("Pug") Ismay copy, sold 2014; the Clifford Roberts copy, sold 2009; and the Averill Harriman copy, sold 1997.
C The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
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