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[Original Manuscript]: F.D.R.: A Pictorial Biography by  Stefan. (Franklin D. Roosevelt) LORANT - Hardcover - 1950 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 403498)

[Original Manuscript]: F.D.R.: A Pictorial Biography

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[Original Manuscript]: F.D.R.: A Pictorial Biography

by LORANT, Stefan. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

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1950. Hardcover. Fine. Typed complete manuscript. [243]pp., with 37 additional pages of notes, bibliography, and acknowledgments. Large quarto. Typed graph paper with some handwritten pages of various-sized, leaves bound in black quarter morocco gilt and gray linen over boards. A little rubbing and age-toning on the boards, small stains and wear on the leaves from author's use, still well-preserved and about fine. Heavily revised by the author on nearly every page with occasional inserted handwritten sheets, some cutting and pasting (in the old-timey analog sense of the phrase), as well as with some printer's directions in a separate hand. Published in 1950 by Simon and Schuster with the title: *F.D.R.: A Pictorial Biography*, the manuscript doesn't include any photographic illustrations, but Lorant indicates and in some cases made drawings of where they would be included, as well as provided the appropriate caption. Less well-known today, Lorant was an important Hungarian-born photojournalist, photographer, filmmaker, and author who had success in Germany as a filmmaker, before he fled Germany for England after he had been arrested by Hitler. In England he co-founded *Picture Post*, England's first important news and photo magazine, and then later immigrated to the U.S. (where he consulted Henry Luce on his creation of *Life* magazine, which emulated *Picture Post*), wrote several important biographies, and befriended luminaries as diverse as the Kennedys, Winston Churchill, and Marilyn Monroe. A pleasing and well-preserved manuscript of an important and early biography of F.D.R. that nicely displays the author's scholarship and intensive creative process. Also included is a copy of the published work. Unique.


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[Original Manuscript]: F.D.R.: A Pictorial Biography
LORANT, Stefan. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
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