SIGNED BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. The Democratic Book 1936. No place: no publisher, 1936. Large folio (12 by 14-1/2 inches), original full brown morocco gilt, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt. $6000.
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.
Sold to Democratic donors at $250 each to pay off the 1936 re-election debt, The Democratic Book 1936 contains information such as the party's 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. Front board gilt-stamped "L.E. Dixon."
A few small holes to front free endpapers, expert repairs to joints and spine ends. A near-fine copy.