The Jewel, or Token of Friendship: A Christmas or New Year’s Present.

Title

The Jewel, or Token of Friendship: A Christmas or New Year’s Present.

Publisher

Hartford: Silas Andrus & Son,

Date

[n.d.]

Description

Provenance: Signed and dated “Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Mansion, Albany 1930.”

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a great book collector, in his early years collected nineteenth-century holiday annuals. He also published limited edition Christmas books for many years. Over the years I built a considerable, primarily secular, collection of Christmas-related books and art. Of the several thousand items, this is one of only two I retained. The rest of the collection is now part of the collections of the Pennsylvania State University Rare Book Library. I found this book too precious to part with. It is in grand condition and beautifully boxed.

Source

George Meredith

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Citation

“The Jewel, or Token of Friendship: A Christmas or New Year’s Present. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed November 17, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/385.