Signed limited edition of the Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Slim octavo, 24pp, . Marbled boards, white vellum spine, title in gilt on label affixed to spine. Publisher’s original acetate wrapper. Top edge gilt. In publisher’s original blue cardboard slipcase, fine condition. Limitation page at rear reads: “One hundred copies of this book have been printed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt / At the U.S. Government Printing Office at Washington / December- Nineteen hundred and forty-three / This copy is number 83.”
Book is inscribed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on front free endpaper: “To Fred Adams Jr. / my Bibliographer in Chief / Merry Christmas from Franklin D. Roosevelt.” (Halter 193)
Comments: This book belonged to Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City and respected bibliophile. A scarce item and a personal gift from President Roosevelt.