TRUMAN, Harry S. (1884-1972). Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty. Washington: The White House, Christmas 1951.
8vo (237 x 160 mm). Original tan morocco-backed boards gilt (spine darkened, some very slight rubbing to lower joints). Provenance: Gordon Gray (1909-1982), government official in the Truman and Eisenhower administrations (presentation inscription).
LIMITED EDITION, number 51 of 60 copies. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY TRUMAN: "To Hon. Gordon Gray, with Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas. Harry S. Truman, Dec. 25, 1951." Gordon Gray served as Secretary of the Army in the Truman administration from 1949 to 1950. The Truman White House issued this book at Christmas 1951 to commemorate Truman's speech proposing to end the American-led Allied occupation of Japan and re-establish peaceful relations between Japan and the United States.
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