Kennedy, John F
(1917-1963) 35th President of the United States (1961-1963). Inaugural Edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage
inscribed and signed with a rare full signature, "To Tom Timmons--with best wishes--John Fitzgerald Kennedy" in blue ball point pen, on the front end page before the half-title page. Written when Kennedy was junior senator from Massachusetts while he was recovering from back surgery, Profiles in Courage
was first published in 1955. It won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. The Inaugural Edition was issued by Harper & Row in 1961 after Kennedy became President.
Signed Inaugural Editions are rare because they were signed as President. Kennedy's full signature is extremely rare, normally appearing on Public Laws signed as President. Light wear to dust jacket, else a very good copy with an exceptional inscription and full signature.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000