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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED BY FDR—ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.). Minutes of the Committee and of the First Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies. Hyde Park, 1925. Together, four volumes.

First separate publication of the very rare FDR-sponsored printing of a Revolutionary War-era manuscript that was in Roosevelt's possession, copy number 16 of only 50 copies printed, dated, numbered and signed by Roosevelt on the colophon. Presentation copy additionally inscribed by FDR in the year of publication on the front free endpaper: "Victor H. Paltsits Esq. from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt 1925." Offered together with first editions of both the Historical Society publication and Donald Carmichael's pamphlet regarding the history of the manuscript, which prints considerable unpublished FDR correspondence about this project. $14,500.

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TEN SCIENTIFIC PAMPHLETS RESULTING FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, SIX PRESENTATION COPIES INSCRIBED BY FDR

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Ten Scientific Botanical and Zoological Pamphlets. Washington, 1939-42. Ten pamphlets.

First editions of these ten scientific pamphlets published as a result of collections and investigations made during Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential Cruise of 1938—six are presentation copies inscribed and signed "FDR" on the front wrapper. Five of these were presented by FDR to his friend and long-time colleague in combating polio, Basil "Doc" O'Connor. $12,500.

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SCARCE FISHING VOLUME FROM THE LIBRARY OF FDR, SIGNED BY HIM

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) DE WORDE, Wynkyn. The Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle. London, 1880.

Outstanding association copy of this facsimile of the first book in English on fishing, from the personal library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt—an avid bibliophile and fisherman—signed by him "Franklin D. Roosevelt, The White House—1935." $8800.

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INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO HIS LONG-SERVING PRIVATE SECRETARY AND ROMANTIC INTEREST, MISSY LEHAND

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Christmas Sermon. New York, 1923.

Later edition of Stevenson's thoughtful musings on death and morality, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his longtime private secretary: "M.A.L. Xmas 1924 from F.D.R," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $8500.

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INSCRIBED BY FDR ABOARD THE “FLOATING WHITE HOUSE” TO HIS SON ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) GOWANLOCH, James Nelson. Fishes and Fishing in Louisiana. New Orleans, February 1933.

First edition of this report on the fresh and saltwater fish of Louisiana, presentation-association copy, specially bound for Franklin D. Roosevelt and inscribed by the president to his son Elliott, “For Elliott Roosevelt, on board the U.S.S. Potomac, May 1st, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” $7500.

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WONDERFUL TYPED LETTER WRITTEN AND INITIALED BY FDR AS PRESIDENT

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter initialed. Washington, 1942.

Fascinating typed and hand-initialed letter written during World War II from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to his uncle, the Honorable Frederic A. Delano, thanking his uncle for sending a clipping on Tom Paine and stating that Paine's principal mistake was opposing Washington in the election of 1796. $7500.

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SIGNED BY PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, OFFICIAL 1938 PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Document signed. Washington, 1938.

Scarce 1938 official presidential pardon signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Attorney General Homer Cummings, granting a pardon to Louis Pettofrezzo (aka Louis Fritz), who pled guilty three times, from 1927-32, to charges of "possessing and selling intoxicating liquor in violation of the National Prohibition Act." Pettofrezzo's nephew by marriage, Albert Rosellini—a young "progressive cut from the same cloth as Franklin Delano Roosevelt"—led opposition in Washington state to Prohibition-era 'blue laws' and was elected to the state's senate in 1938, the same year FDR signed this pardon, serving until he became the state's 15th governor in 1957. $6500.

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SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936.

Signed limited first edition, number 539 of an unknown limitation signed by President Roosevelt, with illustrated title and limitation pages, 19 full-page portraits, dozens of in-text half-tones and illustrations, and a facsimile of the Constitution. $6200.

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S OWN COPY WITH HIS OWNER SIGNATURE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

HEDGES, F.A. Mitchell. Battles with Giant Fish. London, 1939.

First edition, fifth printing, of this collection of tales about high-stakes angling in exotic locales. From the library of President Roosevelt, a known fishing enthusiast, signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park 1941," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $5500.

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FDR'S COPY, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE AND OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) ROBERTSON, William. Storia di America. Venezia, 1778. Two volumes bound in one.

Fine presidential association copy of the first Italian edition of Robertson's important history of America—"the standard history of the discovery of the New World"—President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal copy, with his bookplate and penciled ownership signature, dated 1907, and with his manuscript annotation: "A Rare Edition." From the renowned Americana collection of Mrs. Philip D. Sang. $5200.

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“THE ENCLOSED TOOK ME ENTIRELY BY SURPRISE” (FDR, APRIL 6, 1945)

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D, ROOSEVELT, Eleanor, STIMSON, Henry). Joseph Lash Archive. Washington, D.C. / Warm Springs, 1945. Seven items.

1945 archive of rare presidential materials largely concerning charges of communism aimed at Eleanor Roosevelt’s intimate friend and future biographer Joseph Lash, including a typed letter to FDR on War Department letterhead printed “SECRET,” signed by Secretary of War Stimson, informing FDR of congressional inquiries about Lash from from a special committee on “subversive personnel”—prompting FDR to write three urgent memos from Warm Springs, one to Stimson telling him to “take no action,” one to Eleanor Roosevelt about “the same crowd… trying to ‘get’ Joe,” and a third to his son-in-law John Boettiger asking him to contact Stimson, the latter memo dated only three days before FDR’s sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage, also containing a warm autograph note signed by Eleanor Roosevelt to her son-in-law Boettiger. $5000.

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TWO SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, INSCRIBED TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT TO POLIO ACTIVIST AND RED CROSS EXECUTIVE BASIL O'CONNOR, WHO ACCOMPANIED ROOSEVELT ON THE CRUISE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) KILLIP, Ellsworth P. Flowering Plants Collected on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. WITH: List of the Fishes Taken on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. Washington, 1939-40. Two volumes.

First editions of two Smithsonian scientific papers on the presidential cruise of 1938, inscribed on each wrapper by Roosevelt to his friend, lawyer, polio activist, and Red Cross executive Basil O'Connor: "For Basil from Franklin D. Roosevelt" and "B.C.o'C. from FDR," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $4700.

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VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF SHERWOOD’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING DRAMA, THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT, INSCRIBED AT LENGTH BY SHERWOOD, “PROBABLY THE BEST OF MY PLAYS… BRINGING ABOUT MY CLOSE FRIENDSHIP AND ASSOCIATION WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT”

(ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) SHERWOOD, Robert E. There Shall Be No Night. New York, 1940.

First edition of Sherwood’s powerful WWII drama, awarded the 1941 Pulitzer Prize, an exceptional presentation copy inscribed on the half title by him, reading in part: “For J—- M—- —Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my plays… Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.” $2500.

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