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Item 69 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Catalog 585 (Jun 2020)

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Signed book: Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, from July 19, 1940 to January 20, 1941. First edition, limited issue, numbered 45/75. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1941. Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.25, 114 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "With a Happy Christmas, from Franklin D. Roosevelt," and also signed on the colophon, "F.D.R." The recipient's name above FDR's inscription appears to have been excised and subsequently professionally repaired, likely for reasons of privacy. Printed in red on the title page is, "The White House, Christmas 1941," as this was given as a special Christmas gift to those most important to Roosevelt. Autographic condition: very good to fine, with aforementioned repairs to signed first free end page. Book condition: VG/None, with some light staining and rubbing to spine, and wear to corners. An extremely scarce, limited edition 'official' signed book, distributed exclusively to the president's closest friends, family, and staffers.

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