Lot 66: Signed book: The New Dealers. First edition. NY: The Literary Guild, 1934. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.25, 414 pages. Signed on the opening pages by approximately 80 individuals, many of whom were architects of the New Deal. Signers include: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (as president), Eleanor Roosevelt, Sara D. Roosevelt, John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman, and Alben Barkley. Signers also include a large portion of Roosevelt's cabinet including: Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Mogenthau, Jr. and William G. McAdoo, Secretary of War George H. Dern, Secretary of the Navy Claude A Swanson, Postmaster General James A. Farley, Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper, Attorney General Homer Stille Cummings, Secretary of War George H. Dern and Henry Hines Woodring, Postmaster General James H. Farley, Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Ambassador to Germany William C. Dodd, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, White House Press Secretary Stephen Early, Robert Fechner, Henry B. Steagall, Richard B. Russell, Robert M. La Follette, Thomas Pryor Gore, Walter F. George, John J. McSwain, Josephus Daniels, George W. Norris, Claude A. Swanson, Claude Pepper, Earle J. Christenhover, Rose McConnell Long, Earl Kemp Long, Herbert Lehman, Culbert Olson, Nan Wood Honeyman, and B. Frank Whelchel. Autographic condition: toning and dampstaining to signed pages, affecting the overall appearance of most of the signatures but not their legibility, otherwise very good. Book condition: G+/VG-. A one-of-a-kind assemblage of many of the men responsible for shaping and enacting Roosevelt's historic program to relieve the crippling effects of the Great Depression.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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