Set of 19 original photographs of 17 eminent politicians of the 20th century (17 of which are signed, two with additional calling cards signed instead).
19 ff., sizes ranging from 8vo to 4to.
A fine collection of politicians of the 1960s and 1970s without whose lifetime achievements the world would look very different indeed. The set comprises 19 original photographs of 1) Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat (President of Egypt, 1918-81); 2) Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel, 1913-92; unsigned but with calling card signed); 3) Willy Brandt (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1913-92); 4) Jimmy Carter (President of the United States, b. 1924); 5) Moshe Dayan (Israeli military leader and politician, 1915-81); 6) Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (President of France, b. 1926); 7) Otto von Habsburg (last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and politician, 1912-2011); 8) Rudolf Kirchschläger (President of Austria, 1915-2000); 9) Henry Kissinger (American diplomat and political scientist, b. 1923); 10) Bruno Kreisky (Chancellor of Austria, 1911-90, 2 signed photographs); 11) Richard Nixon (President of the United States, 1913-94); 12) Olof Palme (Swedish Social Democratic politician, statesman and Prime Minister, 1927-86); 13) Helmut Schmidt (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1918-2015); 14) Franz Josef Strauss (German politician and long-time minister-president of the state of Bavaria, 1915-88; 2 signed photographs); 15) Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1925-2013; unsigned but with calling card signed); 16) Simon Wiesenthal (Austrian Nazi hunter and writer, 1908-2005); 17) Kurt Waldheim (Austrian diplomat and President of Austria, 1918-2007).