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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Inaugural Address A beautifully printed and bound "Christmas Book" containing the text of Roosevelt's stirring first inaugural address of 1933 entitled Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt President of the United States (Washington: The White House, Christmas, 1943). Twenty-four pages, numbered 75 of 100, inscribed on front blank flyleaf by Roosevelt: "For Toi, with the affectionate regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt Christmas 1943." Toi Bachelder was a beloved secretary who suffered, like FDR, from polio. They met when visiting Warm Springs in the 1920s. This important address, of course, included the immortal lines reassuring a nation racked by the Great Depression: "...So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days..." Pages and binding are remarkably clean -- housed in a blue paper slipcase. A wonderful presentation piece for bibliophiles, historians, and collectors alike. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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