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ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.

Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the Schooner Yacht Sewanna to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 14 July 1936 - 28 July 1936.

[Washington: Government Printing Office, 1937] Stock Code: 129128
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Inscribed to his son

First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt".

John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a brief break following Franklin's re-nomination for president, and before the 1936 election campaign began in earnest. The book was printed for private distribution (not at government expense), with no copies for sale. It is a great rarity: in institutional holdings, only the Library of Congress and the Dutch Maritime Library copies are known; at auction, only two other copies are known to have appeared (both also presentation copies).

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Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt-stamped anchor device to front cover. Housed in a custom blue chemise within black quarter morocco slipcase, spine lettered in gilt, blue cloth sides incorporating black morocco label to front of box.


Photographic frontispiece pasted in, large colour folding chart at rear.


Frontispiece and front free endpaper lightly creased, else a near-fine copy. Sticker residue on front of slipcase.


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