Lot #32
John F. Kennedy

Senator Kennedy makes landfall in Alaska Territory
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Senator Kennedy makes landfall in Alaska Territory

Signed book: The State of Alaska. First edition, first printing. NY: Random House, 1954. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 606 pages. Signed on the dedication page in blue ballpoint by John F. Kennedy, and by the author, Ernest Gruening. The adjacent copyright page is signed by seven notable Alaskan politicians and social figures who helped promote and advance the state during its infancy: Warren A. Taylor, Frank X. Chapados, Hubert Gilbert, Bob Giersdorf, Dick Greuel, Ralph Julian Rivers, and Robert Sheldon. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG, with toned tape remnants to first free end page, sunning to jacket's spine, and several small nicks and tears to jacket edges.

Senator John F. Kennedy first visited Alaska on November 11, 1958, when he arrived in Ketchikan and addressed a crowd of 500 at the Coliseum Theater, advocating on behalf of the two seasoned Alaskan politicians who were seeking to become the state's first U.S. Senators in January of 1959: longtime territorial Governor Ernest Gruening (this book's author), and Alaskan delegate to Congress, E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Hollywood
  • Dates: #606 - Ended April 14, 2021

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