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Lot #3: Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed D-Day Speech From the Limited Edition of ''Crusade in Europe'' -- Additionally Signed by Eisenhower on the Limitation Page


Dwight Eisenhower signed D-Day speech, contained within the first edition of ''Crusade in Europe'', Eisenhower's account of the Allied victory in Europe. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948, book is number 748 of the signed limited edition of 1426. Eisenhower signs ''Dwight D Eisenhower'' to the bottom of the famous speech, motivating soldiers to take the pivotal beachhead at Normandy.

Eisenhower additionally signs the limitation page, inscribing this volume to the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg: ''To Perle Mesta. / with best wishes and affectionate regard from his devoted friend / Ike Eisenhower''. Bound in light brown cloth boards with maps to the endpapers, top edge gilt and other edges deckled. Photographs and illustrations throughout. Measures 6.625'' x 9.75''. Some rubbing to spine and previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper, otherwise near fine condition. A rare twice-signed copy by Eisenhower.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,000
Minimum Bid:$1,600
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