Looking Forward by Franklin Delano Roosevelt
True First Edition, Published by John Day Co., New York in 1933
Custom Full Leather Binding
Binding Details: Fine contemporary full leather morocco binding with gold gilted decorations, ruling, and titling to the spine which has raised spine hubs. There are marbled endpapers and the top page edges are gold gilted.
Book Details: This is a first edition, first printing of “Looking Forward” published by John Day Co., New York in 1933 that present FDR’s honest and frank assessment of the causes of the Great Depression and the current state of the economy and argued for the reforms presented in his New Deal. Compiled from F.D.R.'s articles and speeches, Looking Forward includes chapters such as "Reappraisal of Values," "Need for Economic Planning," "Reorganization of Government," "Expenditure and Taxation," "The Power Issue," "Banking and Speculation," and "National and International Unity" in which Roosevelt argues for the reassessments and reforms that are needed again in American society and throughout the world today. Commenting on Looking Forward, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s wrote, “A major presentation of F.D.R.’s ideas for the New Deal, Looking Forward is essential reading for our troubled times. A blueprint for contemporary Presidential leadership.”
The book measures 7.5” x 5.5” containing 279 with a table of contents, introduction by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and index.
Condition Report: The binding is in FINE condition. Internally the book is remarkably clean. There are no marks or signs of previous ownership.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.