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    Franklin D. Roosevelt. Whither Bound? Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. First edition of Roosevelt's first commercially published book, association copy, inscribed by the author to his youngest son on the front free endpaper: "For the youngest of the flock / John Aspinwall Roosevelt / from his affectionate Father / Franklin D. Roosevelt / June 1926;" additionally signed the title-page, with the original delivery envelope. Octavo (8.75 x 5.75 inches; 222 x 146 mm.). [viii], 34, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, front board stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Original dust jacket. Spine very slightly dull; edge of binding and spine somewhat rubbed; minor soiling and bubbling to boards; some offsetting to endleaves. Boards slightly rounded. Dust jacket spine toned; spine chipped at edges, with a large chip missing at the headcap (with some loss of text); edge of jacket panels chipped, worn, and with several tears; jacket panels thumbsoiled. Delivery envelope with vertical crease through center; envelope chipped, torn and wrinkled. Very good. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

    More Information: It is especially relevant that this book was inscribed to his youngest son, because the point of this essay is that young people should be able to experiment and try new things, "for it is through unrest and experimentation that civilization is advanced."

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