Octavo, 279pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine and front panel. Gilt facsimile signature of Franklin Roosevelt on front panel. Top edge dyed pink. First trade edition, with no mention of subsequent printings on copyright page. Contains all “cancel leaves” as described in Halter, making this a true first printing. In publishers first edition dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, chipping at edges, toning to spine. (Halter T551)
Comments: Only 3000 copies of this first printing were produced, with 130 bound in wrappers and sent as advance review copies. After production began, errors were discovered and production of the first edition was stopped. Of the first run, 2,870 copies were already bound and needed to be corrected. This copy contains the cancel leaves as described in Halter on 35-36, 141-142, 157-158, 201-202, 231-232, 235-236 and 269-270.