India and the Awakening East.

"With love to you, on Washington's birthday": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s India and the Awakening East; Signed by Her

India and the Awakening East.



Item Number: 110954

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.

First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs.  Presentation copy, signed by the author on the half-title page, “Eleanor Roosevelt with love to you, on Washington’s birthday Fer. 22, 1954 Vernon.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional inscription.

In India and the Awakening East, Eleanor Roosevelt opens a door on the East. With her keen awareness of people and their problems and with a sense of humor ever near the surface, she has combined a lively account of her personal experiences with an analysis of the social and economic difficulties facing eastern nations. Illustrated with 32 pages of photographs and the endpapers with a map showing the route.

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