Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. First Edition. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Eisenhower on the facsimile of the D-Day Order of the Day. A fine copy in the original acetate dust jacket (chipped), but lacking the publisher’s slipcase. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to publisher Richard Simon, “For Dick Simon - Whose wise counsel and kindly interest meant much to me in understanding the writing of this document. With best wishes and lasting regard from his friend/ Ike Eisenhower.” A one page typed letter to Simon is laid in. Writing on his [five star] “DDE” personal stationery on Dec. 3, 1948, noting that he has a copy of this book for him and “...that, regardless of the quality of the narrative, it is, mechanically, a fitting addition to your library.” Eisenhower responds to the suggestion that they play bridge, “...the suggestion of bridge is always an attractive one for me, but when I shall get time to indulge is another matter...[there is] nothing so personally attractive as a game of bridge or even a chance just to sit and chin with a friend...” Signed in ink “Ike” with one small ink correction in the text. Folded; fine.