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[Roosevelt | Franklin D.] Edmond Hoyle

Hoyle’s Games: Containing Laws & Directions For Playing The Various Games Now Prevalent

Miniature Book



From the library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hoyles’ Games, signed and dated by President Roosevelt while in the White House.

Sixteenmo, 158pp, [1]. Illustrated paper boards. Notable shelf wear, wear to spine. Solid text block, even toning to leaves. Faint dampstain to lower corner, no impact beyond title page. From the Roosevelt Library with bookplate affixed to front endpaper (No. 1467). Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Franklin Roosevelt / The White House / 1934.”

President Franklin Roosevelt was an avid collector of miniature books, a hobby which began in the 1890s and continued throughout his presidency. A complete list of his collection does not exist, since the books were located at the White House, Hyde Park and Campobello Island. After his death in 1945, his collection was divided up between members of the family and the National Park Service at Hyde Park. The first part of the collection was sold at auction in 1951 by Hammer Galleries of New York. At the estate sale for Eleanor Roosevelt in 1964, additional miniature books were sold at auction. (The Microbibliophile, Volume XXXVII, Number 1, Issue 211, January 2018) (FDR’s Little Books, Weber).

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Milner and Sowerby


Miniature Book

Date Published



Paper Boards


Very Good


[Roosevelt | Franklin D.] Edmond Hoyle


[Roosevelt | Franklin D.]