Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 91

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
FORD'S PARDON OF NIXON, SIGNED BY BOTH NIXON, RICHARD M.; AND FORD, GERALD R. Souvenir typescript of the last two paragraphs of Ford's 1974 Proclamation of Pardon, Signed by both, additionally dated by Ford. 1 page, small 8vo, tan paper. Np, nd; 5 November 1979

Additional Details

This typescript was likely produced by a collector, who first removed the front free endpaper of one of the first edition copies of Ford's 1979 autobiography, A Time to Heal, a number of which are known to have been signed by Ford for friends or publicity purposes. The collector then persuaded Nixon to sign the leaf, either before or after typing the text of the pardon above Ford's signature.
With--Gerald Ford. Two Photographs Signed, each a seated half-length portrait. The first, in color, showing him looking into the camera. The second, showing him in 3/4 view, holding a tobacco pipe. Signed in the image at middle left, or in the blank lower margin. Each 10x8 inches. Np, nd.