Lot #16
Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Book

Rare geometry textbook signed by schoolboy Roosevelt

Estimate: $600+

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Rare geometry textbook signed by schoolboy Roosevelt

Signed book: A Text-Book of Geometry by G. A. Wentworth. Later printing. Boston: Ginn & Company, 1896. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 437 pages. Neatly signed on the first free end page in ink, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Groton School, Groton, Mass." A different pencil ownership signature appears below, and there are ink and pencil sketches and equations written on the rear endpapers in an unknown hand. The signed page is in fine condition; the book itself is good to very good, with staining and ink blots to fore edges and many interior pages, cracking to the hinges, and heavy wear and some damage to the front cover and spine.

FDR attended Groton School from age 14 through 18, before matriculating to Harvard University. The school's headmaster, Endicott Peabody, urged his students to enter public service and remained a strong influence throughout Roosevelt's life, officiating at his wedding and visiting him as president.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: November 19, 2021 - December 08, 2021

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