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    One of Only Sixty Copies, This Inscribed by President Truman

    [Claude R. Wickard]. Harry S. Truman. Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty, September 4, 1951. Washington, DC: The White House, Christmas 1951. One of 60 copies printed for President Truman, of which this is number 52. Presentation copy, inscribed by the President: "To Hon. Claude R. Wickard, / with best wishes for a / Merry Christmas. / Harry S. Truman / Dec. 25, 1951." Tall, slim octavo. 12 pages. Quarter orange morocco over tan paper boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt-stamped presidential seal on front board. Laid in is original White House mailing label with poinsettia Christmas sticker. Fine.

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    From the collection of Claude R. Wickard (1893-1967) who served as Secretary of Agriculture in Roosevelt's cabinet from 1940 to 1945. He resigned the cabinet post in 1945 to head the Rural Electrification Administration, a New Deal agency created by FDR to promote and encourage rural electrification.



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