To Seek a Newer World Signed by Robert F. Kennedy, Stated First Edition in Original Dust Jacket, 1967

Kennedy, Robert F. To Seek a Newer World. Garden City: Doubleday, 1967. Stated first edition. Octavo, original navy cloth boards, original dust jacket.

This work is entitled To Seek a Newer World, written by Robert F. Kennedy. The book was published the year before his assassination, in 1967, and is presented in its original dust jacket. It is the first edition to be printed and is autographed on the first page by Robert F. Kennedy. The inscription reads, “For James Francisco With Best Wishes, Robert F. Kennedy.”

Robert F. Kennedy was one of President John F. Kennedy’s younger brothers, and a trusted professional advisor during his presidency. Kennedy served as the United States Attorney General during JFK’s first years as President. Starting in March of 1965, he served as a New York Senator for three years leading up to his announced campaign for the presidency. In 1968, Kennedy announced his campaign for the Democratic party. Three months later he was assassinated.

To Seek a Newer World is a collection of essays written and compiled by Robert F. Kennedy in which he examines this serious, pressing issues of his time. These essays grew out of speeches, travel, and professional experiences. The book poses the question: “Are we willing to dare?” Published shortly before his death, the book examines and unravels the political preferences and ideas posed by Kennedy throughout his personal life, as well as those most significant to him throughout his tenure in the US government. Some of the points discussed in the book are issues of nuclear control, Chinese foreign policy, and the Vietnam War. A section is dedicated to discussing the financial and institutional strains on poorer communities, as well the polarizing race relations in the America.

This first edition copy was printed in 1967 by publishers Doubleday & Company, Inc. It originally sold to the public for $4.95 during its first release.


This inscribed first edition, octavo printing is in very good condition. The binding is intact and strong; paper is healthy with no signs of foxing or tears. Book is presented in its original dust jacket, which reflects some minimal wear, with minor chips and creases on corners of dustjacket.The dust jacket has been covered in protective mylar sleeve. Book comes with a burgundy quarter leather and cloth bound clamshell case.

Signed and inscribed by Robert F. Kennedy, to James Francisco. Inscription is bold and visible on title page.  

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