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New York: John Day, 1934. First Edition. Presented to a prominent Democrat and former journalist, “For George Creel from his old friend Franklin D. Roosevelt/ This tome is not worth three cigarette holders!” Unusually, F.D.R. has corrected the Foreword, crossing out “party” and writing “property.” Cloth fading at the top.....
New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Five volumes; covering the years 1928-1936. Publisher’s cloth; very good to fine copies; three in poor dust jackets and in a substantially damaged publisher’s box. The first volume has been inscribed by F.D.R., “For Robert G. Grey from Franklin D. Roosevelt.”.
Philadelphia (presumably): no publisher [presumably the Democratic National Committee or F.D.R.’s campaign committee], 1936. First Edition. Deluxe full leather (or imitation leather); titled in gilt; one of an unspecified numbered edition signed by F.D.R. Aside from light binding wear and trivial page spotting, a fine copy; seldom found in such.....
Washington: The White House, 1937. First Edition. 35 mimeographed leaves, printed on rectos only, glued into later plain wrappers. Fine in a custom quarter morocco slipcase. Presentation copy; inscribed by F.D.R., “For William Simmons from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The recipient was a White House communications director assigned to the cruise.....