Signed limited edition copy of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Records of the Town of Hyde Park, inscribed to his son, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
Quarto, , 340pp. Light brown cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Some rubbing to gilt on spine. Slight cracking along hinges of both endpapers, some separation at title page, but stable text block. Housed in custom slipcase, quarter brown morocco, decorative raised bands and gilt compartments, brown cloth chemise. (Halter T458) Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For my son, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. This copy, No. 6, of an edition of one hundred. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Hyde Park, 1928.” An exceptional association copy.
This copy of Records of the Town of Hyde Park was previously owned by New York Councilman and patrician, Carter Burden. It was then acquired by David Scott Carmichael, a noted Roosevelt collector, whose bookplate appears on the chemise. In 1996 it was sold by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, along with other notable objects from the Roosevelt Family. This edition was limited to 100 copies, all with handwritten limitations by then Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and dated “Hyde Park, 1928.” The limitations were all written by Roosevelt on the same day, which he accomplished “in one grumpy sitting.” This book was issued with a pink dust wrapper, also numbered by Roosevelt, but this copy’s jacket has been lost.