The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt with Autograph
New York: Random House, 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party after 1932 as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. His program for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, involved a great expansion of the role of the federal government in the economy. As a dominant leader of the Democratic Party, he built the New Deal Coalition that brought together and united labor unions, big city machines, white ethnics, African Americans, and rural white Southerners in support of the party. The Coalition significantly realigned American politics after 1932, creating the Fifth Party System and defining American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. [Courtesy WIkipedia]
Editor: Samuel Irving Rosenman - Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896–1973) was an American lawyer, judge, Democratic Party activist and presidential speechwriter. He helped articulate liberal policies during the heyday of the New Deal Coalition. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Five (5) Volumes. 7" x 10"
This is a scarce author-signed edition of this set. Roosevelt's original signature appears on a slip of plain paper, measuring approximately 5.5" x 3",mounted in an archival matte with a printed photo of the President
The vintage set is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling to the front covers (where a facsimile signature is present) and spines (where the text appears on a black field). The volumes show light shelf wear. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and without markings. The set contains several photographic portraits of Roosevelt.
The volumes have their original dust jackets, with light edge wear and age toning. The set is housed in a blue paper-covered slipcase, with some external wear and separation along the upper right edge, now displaying traces of taping. Item #228