SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The Democratic Book 1936.
Item Number: 3874
Signed Limited Edition, number 2223. Large folio, original full brown morocco gilt, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Gordon Browning’s copy with his name embossed on the front panel. Browning was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1937 to 1939, and again from 1949 to 1953. He also served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1923 to 1935 and served on the staff of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. In very good condition.
The Democratic Book 1936 contains information such as the partys platform, election results, and statements from the President, his cabinet members, the first lady, and other important members of his administration. With dozens of contemporary advertisements, many in color.
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“LEAD THEM STRAIGHT AND TRUE; GIVE STRENGTH TO THEIR ARMS, STOUTNESS TO THEIR HEARTS, STEADFASTNESS IN THEIR FAITH”; MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S D-DAY PRAYER, ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES PRINTED, BROADCAST THE NIGHT OF THE NORMANDY INVASION
Washington, D.C: Christmas, 1944.
Limited edition of this rare broadside of the “D-Day Prayer,” one of only 50 printed copies issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his close friends, handsomely printed in gothic type with red, blue and gold ink textual embellishments. The broadside measures 14 inches by 21 inches, printed in black gothic type, capital letters and portions of the heading in red and blue ink. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20.5 inches by 28 inches. A rare and desirable piece of history.
Black and white photograph of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt sitting together at a table, signed by both, dated Christmas 1941. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1950.
First editions of the personal letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panels, 2 volumes, illustrated. Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Mr. Earle Koons with warm regards and good wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt.” Edited by Elliot Roosevelt. Assisted by Joseph P. Lash. In fine condition. The original slipcase shows some of the usual wear.
"With the affectionate regards of his old classmate": First Edition of Looking Forward; Warmly inscribed by FDR to his Classmate and Friend Henry Sedgewick
New York: The John Day Company, 1933.
First edition of this early work by Franklin Roosevelt, written during his first term in office. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Henry R. Sedgwick with the affectionate regards of his old classmate Franklin D. Roosevelt The White House 1942.” Roosevelt and Sedgwick were classmates at Groton School and Harvard College. Laid in is a letter dated September 22nd, 1939 from Sedgwick to Roosevelt which is singed by the former and reads in part, “As an old fried and admirer…may I tell you that I was never more proud of being an American than after listening over the radio to your address yesterday to the Congress of the United States…It is my devout hope, as it must be that of most Americans, that Germany, in its lust for world domination and its record of lawlessness and disregards the teachings of Christianity will be defeated…” The letter refers to Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address given on Wednesday, January 4th 1939 in which, foreseeing WWII, he asserted, “In Reporting on the state of the nation, I have felt it necessary on previous occasions to advise the Congress of disturbance abroad and of the need of putting our own house in order in the face of storm signals from across the seas. As this Seventy-sixth Congress opens there is need for further warning. A war which threatened to envelop the world in flames has been averted; but it has become increasingly clear that world peace is not assured.” On September 1st, 1939 the Second World War began. Bookplate of the recipient, an excellent example in a very good dust jacket.
New York: The John Day Company, 1934.
First edition of this work, written by President Roosevelt while in his first term. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To S.D Green ’04 from his classmate Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The recipient S.D. Greene was classmate of Roosevelt’s at Harvard University and part of the graduating class of 1904. Roosevelt began his studies at Harvard University in September of 1900 where he devoted much of his efforts to his social life and found notable success at the university newspaper of which he soon became editor-in-chief. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"The herculean task of the United States Government today is to take care that its citizens have the necessities of life" Veto Message of PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT; SIGNED BY HIM
Veto message on the Adjusted Compensation Act, 1935: Address of the President of the United States in the House of Representatives, Delivered May 22, 1935.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1935.
Speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Signed by Roosevelt at the conclusion of his speech. In near fine condition with light wear. Rare.
APPOINTING FERDINAND PECORA TO THE NEWLY-FORMED SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION; SIGNED BY FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Document signed by Franklin Roosevelt as President, appointing Ferdinand Pecora a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Also signed by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Matted and framed. A unique piece of political and economic history.
Signed Limited edition, number 1858. Large folio, original full brown morocco gilt, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Comes with the additional booklet from the 1936 Democratic convention. In near fine condition.
January 28, 1936.
Autograph signed letter by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President. One page on White House letterhead and dated January 28th 1936, the letter reads: My dear Judge Meyer; Thank you ever so much for your kind thought in sending me the “Flying Cloud” etching. It is indeed a lovely thing and I am particularly glad to have it for my collection. Will you not be good enough to tell Mr. Dansford that I think it is very fine work. I am looking forward with pleasure to receiving the other etchings you mention. I am very grateful, too, for your cordial birthday greetings and good wishes. Very sincerely yours, “Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Roosevelt commissioned the first presidential library in the United States, built under his personal direction between 1939 and 1940. The library came to house 16,000 books, 15,000 photographs, 275,000 feet of movie film, and 300 sound recordings. The present letter refers to an etching of the historic clipper ship Flying Cloud which set the world’s sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco in 1854 and was acquired by Roosevelt as an addition to his large etching and photograph collection. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Roosevelt. The entire piece measures 18 inches by 15 inches.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
New York: Free Press, 1992.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William Here are good ideas- Peter Bernstein." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.