An Advance Reading Copy of On Our Way by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Octavo, xiv, 300pp. Tan wrappers, title printed on spine and front panel, illustration of Roosevelt on back panel, spine slightly creased. All edges cut, top edge not stained like the first trade edition. At the time of publication, only 12 advance review copies were produced by The John Day Company, with 7 going to reviewers and the remaining going to salesman for the company. Early errors were corrected in pencil by the publishers, which this copy contains. (Halter T-584) (Colophon, Number 4, Volume 1, PP 497) An exceptionally scarce copy of On Our Way, with only this copy being sold publicly since its publication.
According to President Roosevelt, On Our Way contains the first correct version of his historic inaugural address from 1933. This copy belonged to Frederick B. Adams, who used it to develop his bibliographic descriptions and future articles. Provenance: The Library of Frederick B. Adams Jr, November 2001.