A scarce, signed limited edition of Americanism, by John Valentine. Twelvemo, [7pp]. Cream stock, title printed in black. Bound at spine with staples. Housed in custom folio with title on front panel. Signed by John Valentine on the limitation page, noting “Limited + Signed, John Valentine.” This book is from the personal collection of Frederick B. Adams. It is not found in Ernest Halter’s bibliography of Roosevelt.
Comments: The text of this address on Americanism by vice presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt was recorded in 1920. It is believed to be the first time that Roosevelt’s voice was recorded. The speech addresses the aftermath of World War I and makes the case for an international peace.