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The Story Of The American Revolution

Miniature Book



From the library of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Story Of The American Revolution by Lilly Lambert.

Twelvemo, 204pp, [2]. Publisher’s brown cloth, embossed illustrations on cover, title in gilt on spine. Yellow endpapers, solid text block. Roosevelt Library label on front endpaper, with pencil note above. (Sabin 41075) Complete with frontispiece and 25 woodcut illustrations. This copy is signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on the front free endpaper, with “Hyde Park / Rare” below his signature.

President Franklin Roosevelt was an avid collector of miniature books, a hobby which began in the 1890’s and continued throughout his presidency. A complete list of his collection does not exist, since the books were located at the White House, Hyde Park and Campobello Island. After his death in 1945, his collection was divided up between members of the family and the National Park Service at Hyde Park. The first part of the collection was sold at auction in 1951 by Hammer Galleries of New York. At the estate sale for Eleanor Roosevelt in 1964, additional miniature books were sold at auction. (The Microbibliophile, Volume XXXVII, Number 1, Issue 211, January 2018) (FDR’s Little Books, Weber).

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William D. Ticknor & Co.


Miniature Book

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Near Fine


[Roosevelt | Franklin D.] Lilly | Lambert


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