Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963 / 1965. Limited Edition #843 / 1500. Natural colored, tan linen cloth over boards with titling in gilt on the spine, boxed in green with gilt border. SIGNED, "Dwight D Eisenhower" on tipped in blank following colophon page. Matching set, both with the same number. 6.25" x 9.5", with uncut fore edge, housed in matching slip cases. Vol. I, Mandate for Change; pp. xvii, 4-650 with 8 pp. of B&W photos, many bottom edges uncut. Front endpapers are a map of the 1952 electoral college wins and rear ep's are an ominous, dark map of the geographically growing communist threat. Vol. 2, Waging Peace; pp. xxiii, 4-741, with 10 pp. of map portfolio and 14 pp. of B&W photos. Front end papers depict Eisenhower's world travels in pursuit of peace and the rear ep's are a geographical map depiction of the ring of U.S. alliances. Vol. 2 has a small light smudge on top of spine, otherwise both books are in Fine condition. Includes original glassine book covers, Vol. II's glassine is chipped at the top, piece still present. Slip cases are non-uniformly spotted and aged, with shelf wear and rubbing to the labels, however still strong, no cracks or seperation, and protecting these attractive and historic volumes. Fine in VG slip cases. Item #2695
"It has been the consistent policy of the United States to maintain contacts with the captive countries and in appropriate instances even to assist them with economic help. Basically we want to keep alive in these peoples the hope of eventual delivery from their Communist masters. We want to let them know that the Free World is still concerned about them." (p 626).