Lot 105: Signed book: A White House Diary. Limited first edition, numbered 80/200. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25, 806 pages. Signed on the half-title page in black felt tip, "Lyndon B. Johnson" and "Lady Bird Johnson," with the latter adding an inscription, "For Bill Benton, who shared those wonderful years-from Inaugural Balls to White House art and preservation! Merry Christmas! 1970." Also signed on the colophon in black felt tip by the first lady. Also included is a fifth edition of The White House, hardcover with dust jacket, signed and inscribed on the title page in black felt tip, "To Bill Benton, with appreciation, Lady Bird Johnson, February 17, 1965." In overall fine condition, with fading and slight soiling to spine of Diary, and some small tears and wear to edges of White House dust jacket.
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