Franklin Roosevelt, Signature in Book, with Comment


A Book From FDRs Library.

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Franklin Roosevelt signature, with comment about the engravings in The Cecilian Gift: or Romances of the Musicians.

Twelve musicians are featured in separate chapters, each accompanied by an engraving.  A concluding chapter, Three Leaves From The Diary Of A Traveler tells of a musical traveler in 1814/1815 meeting Paganini and others. A colored frontis gifting page (“Presented to”)  begins the book.

Very good; tight and clean; soil on spine and edges; previous owner’s identification dated 1855; embossed owner’s stamp discreetly on the last page.

(Roosevelt, Franklin D.) THE CECILIAN GIFT; OR, ROMANCES OF THE MUSICIANS.  A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Gift.  NY:  Leavitt & Allen, (circa 1855).  Full leather with heavy gilt decorations; all edges gilt.  Signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt / Hyde Park” boldly inside front cover; followed by his notation, “Rare / The McRae plates are extraordinarily good engravings for the period.”