"I think we shall have fulfilled our mission well if when our time comes to give up active work in the world we can say we never saw a wrong without trying to right it": Eleanor Roosevelt's Up To The Women; Inscribed by Her

  • It’s Up To The Women.
  • It's Up To The Women.
  • It's Up To The Women.

It’s Up To The Women.

Item Number: 85478

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933.

Early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, tissue guard present opposite the frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Miss _____ with best wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt Nov 17th 1933.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light wear and tear. A very nice example.

In 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt’s It’s Up to the Women exhorted American women to help pull the country through its current economic crisis, the gravest it had ever faced: “The women know that life must go on and that the needs of life must be met and it is their courage and determination which, time and again, have pulled us through worse crises than the present one.”