Privately Printed, 1934. Hardcover. Item #78327
, 7,  pages on hand-made paper; 2 mounted photographs, the first of a painted portrait of Isaac Roosevelt and the second of the sword. Folio-sized, 10-1/4 by 14 inches. *** A rather odd book, presenting a survey of Franklin Roosevelt's male ancestors, with an emphasis on the Revolutionary War-era politician Isaac Roosevelt. The final page is devoted to John Bailey, who made a sword for Isaac. *** It appears that the House of Peters, at one time a fine clothier, had turned to selling artifacts in the 1930s, issuing elaborate books to document collections they presumably had for sale. *** In this case, your humble cataloguer believes they had in their possession a sword once owned by Isaac Roosevelt, and seeing that his great-great grandson was in the White House, sought to capitalize on this fact. It is, in any case, an uncommon book, published in an edition of just 12 copies. Two copies located on OCLC, one at the American Antiquarian Society and the second at the Harry Ransom Center. Bound in yellow half morocco over blue cloth. Spine tanned, with a bit of spotting to the leather, else a near fine copy in a very good slipcase. Bookmark ribbon detached but laid in. Copy 3 of 12, numbered, signed Fred Peters and dated on a sheet of House of Peters letterhead, tipped to the first leaf. [JSP01].