ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The White House, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, Christmastide 1942.
8vo. Title-page with vignette in red, white and blue of the flags of the United States and Great Britain, text in black, red and blue. Large folding facsimile of the Declaration of the United Nations. Original vellum-backed marbled boards, black morocco lettering piece, t.e.g., others uncut; original glassine dust jacket (losses along spine); original publisher's board slipcase.
"SO WAR CAME TO EVERY CONTINENT AND EVERY SEA AT THE BEHEST OF GERMANY, ITALY, AND OF JAPAN"
LIMITED EDITION, number 22 of 100 copies, PRESENTATION COPY OF FDR'S FIRST WARTIME WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK, INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIS SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW on the front free endpaper: "For Johnny and Anne, with love from Pa Franklin D. Roosevelt Christmas, 1942." A poignant Christmas gift from the President to his youngest son and daughter-in-law at a time of great international turmoil. The volume contains some of the most important addresses made by these great leaders at the outbreak of the Second World War and comprise: Roosevelt's December 8, 1941 address requesting a declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, his December 9, 1941 broadcast from the Oval Room of the White House, his December 11, 1941 address requesting a declaration of war against Germany and Italy, the December 24, 1941 Christmas Greetings address by the president and Prime Minister Churchill, Churchill's December 26th address to Congress, the January 1, 1942 Declaration by the United Nations and Roosevelt's January 6, 1942 State of the Union address. See Halter pp. 193-4. FINE.