Roosevelt | Franklin D.

On Our Way

Publishers Dummy Copy



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Publisher’s dummy copy of On Our Way by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Octavo, 11pp, [unpaginated blanks]. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, signature of author in gilt on front panel. Copyright page dated 1934, lacking publishers device found in first trade edition. Red top stain. Contains “Chapter VII” of the forthcoming book, with multiple pages of subscription blanks. In publishers “dummy copy” dust jacket, with $2.50 on front flap, light chipping at edges and toning to spine. Dust jacket differs from trade edition with blurb on front flap noting: “The most significant book of the year,” which was later changed to “This book by the President of the United States is required reading for every citizen.” This edition is not listed in Halter. The only known copy with the scarce dust jacket

Provenance: Originally sold by Swann Auctions in 1952 to Mr. Frederick B. Adams Jr, the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City and respected bibliophile. Includes sales receipt from The Rosenbach Company in 1952 and letter from Jacob Blanck to Mr. Fred Adams with commentary about first edition points.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


The John Day Company


Publishers Dummy Copy

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Roosevelt | Franklin D.

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