RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of September 12 at 7:00PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6:00PM ET To Participate After 6:00PM ET NEXT LOT PREVIOUS LOT
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
23   Franklin D. Roosevelt  $200 $700 $770 6 You must login to place a bid.
click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

#23 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Estimate: $2,000+

Signed book: Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson. Later printing with illustrations. London: Duckworth, 1931. Impressively rebound with green leather boards and brown leather spine, with raised bands and elaborate gilt-stamped decor, 6.5 x 9.25, 325 pages. Signed and inscribed as president on an opening page in bold fountain pen, "Kirkham Cornwall, Junior Debating Prize, Groton School, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt." Housed in a custom green-cloth clamshell case with matching clothbound slipcase. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None in a VG slipcase, with some scuffing to the slipcase's marbled paper exterior.

A highly desirable book signed by the president and presented to a student at his alma mater, the Groton School in Massachusetts. Roosevelt's time at the Episcopal boarding school was influenced greatly by its headmaster, Endicott Peabody, who preached the duty of Christians to help the less fortunate and urged his students to enter public service. Peabody remained a stalwart figure throughout Roosevelt's life, officiating at his wedding and visiting him as president.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $100.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 25.0% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 565 is due by Tuesday, September 24th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.