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The Democratic Book 1936

Deluxe Limited Edition


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Large folio, 348pp. Full mottled brown steerhide, gilt lettered title on cover. Light rubbing to edges. Silk end papers, gilt top edge. Multiple color advertisements throughout. Signed on limitation page by President Franklin Roosevelt, below watercolor portrait of White House, with tissue cover. This is number 1513 of 2500 signed copies. From the personal library of Frederick B. Adams, the director of the Morgan Library and Roosevelt’s “personal bibliographer.”
Comments: This book was published by the Democratic National Committee to raise funds for the party. It was sold for $250, which marked the first time a sitting President had actively helped raise funds for a political party. It created a minor scandal at the time, with Republicans attempting to exploit it to their political advantage during the 1936 election. (Halter T-119)

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The Democratic National Committee


Deluxe Limited Edition

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Full leather


Near Fine

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Roosevelt | Franklin