First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Christmas Story; Warmly Inscribed by Her

  • Christmas: A Story.
  • Christmas: A Story.

Christmas: A Story.


Item Number: 3553

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.

First edition. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. 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 of 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 people’s beliefs which lead to differences in behavior."

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