"Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties!": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Christmas Story; Inscribed by Her
Christmas. A Story by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Item Number: 3553
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, “Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R.” An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend or family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The times are so serious," Mrs. Roosevelt writes in her preface, "that even children should be made to understand that there are vital differences in peoples beliefs which lead to differences in behavior."