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.
12 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.”