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#23 - Franklin D. Roosevelt Estimate: $2,000+

Signed book: Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson. Later printing with illustrations. London: Duckworth, 1931. Impressively rebound with green leather boards and brown leather spine, with raised bands and elaborate gilt-stamped decor, 6.5 x 9.25, 325 pages. Signed and inscribed as president on an opening page in bold fountain pen, "Kirkham Cornwall, Junior Debating Prize, Groton School, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt." Housed in a custom green-cloth clamshell case with matching clothbound slipcase. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None in a VG slipcase, with some scuffing to the slipcase's marbled paper exterior.

A highly desirable book signed by the president and presented to a student at his alma mater, the Groton School in Massachusetts. Roosevelt's time at the Episcopal boarding school was influenced greatly by its headmaster, Endicott Peabody, who preached the duty of Christians to help the less fortunate and urged his students to enter public service. Peabody remained a stalwart figure throughout Roosevelt's life, officiating at his wedding and visiting him as president.

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