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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

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"WHAT WAS LOANED BY OUR PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR GOVERNMENT MUST BE REPAID BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO OUR PEOPLE"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Hand-corrected manuscript for Looking Forward. No place, 1933.

Manuscript draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 book Looking Forward, his clarion call for a “new deal” that was published in the month of his inauguration, with Roosevelt's handwritten corrections in ink on 22 pages. $48,500.

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"FOR JONATHAN DANIELS CHRISTMASTIDE 1944 FROM FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer. Washington, December, 1944.

Limited edition, number 61 of only 100 copies, President Roosevelt's final Christmas Book, inscribed by FDR for presentation to close friends and family (as in this copy to his administrative assistant and future press secretary): "For Jonathan Daniels Christmastide 1944 From Franklin D. Roosevelt" with his penned "61" on the colophon page. Roosevelt died in office less than four months later. Especially "difficult to obtain today… FDR's Christmas Books are prime collector's items… nearly all of them were distributed exclusively to close friends of the family" (Halter, 194). $25,000.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF ROOSEVELT'S PRIVATELY PRINTED TRAVEL LOGBOOKS, INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) [WATSON, Edwin]. Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D Roosevelt in the Gulf of Mexico. Washington, 1937.

Limited first edition, one of an unnumbered limited, of this privately printed travel logbook about FDR's cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, inscribed on the title page: "For Paul Hart from Franklin D. Roosevelt." $12,500.

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"FOR MY PARTNER D. BASIL O'CONNOR"

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.). Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Albany, 1930. Two volumes.

First editions of Roosevelt's collected public papers from his time as governor, inscribed in Volume I by Roosevelt to his law partner in New York City, who went on to become a polio advocate, an executive at the American Red Cross, and co-founder of both the Warm Springs Foundation and March of Dimes: "For my partner D. Basil O'Connor with the affectionate regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1931," in a special full morocco presentation binding stamped with Basil O'Connor's name. $12,500.

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PRESENTED AND INSCRIBED BY FDR TO THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York, 1938.

First trade editions of the first five volumes of Roosevelt’s papers, in the original dust jackets and slipcase, the first volume inscribed by him: "For the National Press Club, from Franklin D. Roosevelt." $9500.

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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. The Democratic Book 1936. No place, 1936.

Signed limited first edition, number 1179 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. $6000.

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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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"THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF"

ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano. Inaugural Address. Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1933.

Original calligraphic portrait lithograph of F.D.R. created from the text of his 1933 inaugural address, with portions of the text bolded to create a portrait of Roosevelt clearly visible within the text, crowned by a bald eagle and surrounded by vignettes of Hyde Park, New York, the Statue of Liberty, the United States Capitol, and the White House, with additional borders decoratively depicting the dates of the preceding presidents and the dates individual states achieved statehood. $3800.

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"FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HIS BOOK. ER"

(ROOSEVELT, Eleanor) (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) POPE, Alexander. An Essay on Criticism. WITH: Facsimile. San Francisco, 1928.

Limited edition, one of only 250 copies, of renowned printer John Henry Nash's publication of Pope's Essay on Criticism, comprising both a beautifully printed folio volume and an octavo facsimile of poet and dramatist John Drinkwater's copy of Pope's Essay in original slipcase. FDR's copy with his numbered library booklabels and autograph provenance inscriptions by Eleanor Roosevelt reading: "Franklin D. Roosevelt his book. ER" and "FDR. ER." $3500.

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