Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 45

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"AT LAST OUR GUIDEBOOK IS A REALITY!" KENNEDY, JACQUELINE. The White House: An Historic Guide. With a White House card Inscribed and Signed, "Jackie," as First Lady, to philanthropist and White House Fine Arts Committee member Jane Engelhard ("Dear Jane"), tipped to the front pastedown. 4to, full green morocco, gilt titling to spine, moderate rubbing to edges; green marbled endpapers, original pictorial wrappers bound in. Special Edition, 9 of 100 copies. Washington: White House Historical Association, 1962; inscription: Washington, [1962]

Additional Details

"At last our guidebook is a reality! --and I can never thank you enough for all you did to make it possible."
In order to publish the first guidebook for the White House, Jacqueline Kennedy organized the White House Historical Association in January of 1962 and served as the guidebook's editor-in-chief.