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Lot #47: Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed D-Day Speech From the Limited Edition of ''Crusade in Europe'' -- Near Fine Condition


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 604 of the signed limited edition of 1426. Eisenhower signs ''Dwight D Eisenhower'' to the bottom of the speech, which reads in part, ''Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!...Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41...'' Bound in light brown cloth boards with maps to the endpapers, top edge gilt and other edges deckled. Photographs and illustrations throughout. Measures 6.75'' x 9.75''. Small bookseller's label to rear endpaper. Overall in exceptional, near fine condition with no significant flaws. An increasingly rare copy of this very desirable signed speech.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,125
Minimum Bid:$2,500
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