FIRST (ONLY?) SEPARATE PRINTING OF NY TIMES EDITORIAL ON THE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. With TLS from Times editor giving permission for its publication

By: (Roosevelt, Franklin D.)

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


(Providence, RI?: J. B. Coleman, 1945).. 1945).. Very good. - sc Oblong small quarto [7-1/2 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide]. The editorial is printed on one side only & fills 2 pages of a sheet of cream stock folded once to form 4 pages. The sheet is slightly darkened at the edges & along the fold. Together with a letter to Mr. J. B. Coleman of Providence, RI typed on a sheet of New York Times letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, signed "Charles Merz" by the editor. The edges of the letterhead are darkened. It is folded twice for mailing and the top & bottom edges are slightly creased. Very good.

Charles Merz, editor of the New York Times, writes to J. B. Coleman of Providence, R.I. on April 16, 1945, to say that The Times has no plans to reprint the editorial in another form "but would be glad to give you our permission to reprint it in a small pamphlet, with credit to The Times, for the purposes described in your letter".

The powerful editorial, dated April 13, 1945, mourns the passing of Roosevelt, praising his leadership during World War II: "A great and gallant wartime leader has died almost in the very hour of the victory to which he led the way. It is a cruel and bitter irony that Franklin D. Roosevelt should not have lived to see the Allied armies march into Berlin. It is a hard and stunning blow to lose the genius and the inspiration of his leadership in this decisive moment of the war...."

We have not been able to locate any other reprint of the editorial. Rare.

Title: FIRST (ONLY?) SEPARATE PRINTING OF NY TIMES EDITORIAL ON THE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. With TLS from Times editor giving permission for its publication

Author Name: (Roosevelt, Franklin D.)

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: (Providence, RI?: J. B. Coleman, 1945).: 1945).

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 30605

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