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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Signed Looking Forward (New York: The John Day Company, 1933), third printing, 279 pages, blue cloth with gilt titles, 12mo (5" x 7.75"), inscribed and signed on the front endpaper in full "To Oliver Perry Medsger / Franklin D Roosevelt / April 6th 1933". Included with this volume are an original TLS from FDR's secretary, M. H. McIntyre, and an original Western Union telegram that refer to the owner of the book who was requesting the President's autograph.

    In the preface of this book, FDR writes: "This is essentially a compilation from many articles written and speeches made prior to March 1, 1933. I have added parts which bind the material together as a whole...Faith in America, faith in our tradition of personal responsibility, faith in our institutions, faith in ourselves, demands that we recognize the new terms of the old social contract. In this comment I outline my basic conception of these terms with the confidence that you will follow the action of your new national administration, understanding that its aims and objects are yours and that our responsibility is mutual." This rare copy signed by FDR as President is in fair condition with wear on binding; fading, discoloration, and stains on spine; some foxing and toning in the paper. The inscription and signature are fine and bold.


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