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Inscribed to his Son


Washington, D.C: The White House [Government Printing Office], Christmastide, 1942.

Price: $35,000.00

About the item

First edition. Number 22 or 100 copies, inscribed by FDR to his son John Roosevelt and daughter-in-law Anne. Printed in black, blue and red. Large folding facsimile of the joint Declaration of the United Nations. [2], 56, [4]pp. 8vo. Inscribed to his Son. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, blue leather spine label, slipcase. Minor discoloration to the spine, lettering piece with minor wear, minor wear to slipcase. Without the original acetate. Halter, pp. 193-4.

Item #366506

Includes the following speeches by FDR: Dec. 8, 1941 (delivered in Congress the day following Pearl Harbor, requesting a declaration of war against Japan, and including the famous line "a date which will live in infamy"); Dec. 9, 1941; Dec. 11, 1941 (requesting a declaration of war against Germany and Italy); Jan. 6, 1942 (State of the Union address). In addition the work includes the joint Christmas greetings by FDR and Churchill on Dec. 24, 1941, Churchill's Dec. 26, 1941 address to Congress and the text of the Jan. 1, 1942 Declaration by the United Nations.

Inscribed on the front endpaper and signed in full: "For Johnny and Anne with love from Pa"