Lot 58: Signed book: The Land of Sleepy Hollow. Letterpress edition, limited issue, numbered 24/600. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. Hardcover, 11.25 x 14.25, 75 pages with unpaginated photogravures. Warmly signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen to his daughter, "For Anna Roosevelt Dall, from her affectionate father, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1930." Autographic condition: very good, with scattered soiling, light foxing, and a couple semicircles of dampstaining to the right edge of the signed page. Book condition: G+/None, in a VG+ case. Accompanied by a presentation card from an apparent previous unrelated owner, dated 1889, and a custom-made blue cloth clamshell presentation case. Anna, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's oldest daughter, received this when she was 24 years old and a budding journalist who would soon become an associate editor of the magazine Babies Just Babies. A rare and beautiful book with a close Roosevelt family association.
Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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