"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s On My Own; Inscribed By Her

  • On My Own: The Years Since The White House.

On My Own: The Years Since The White House.


Item Number: 4549

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1958.

First edition of Roosevelt’s last book of autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Inscribed for Virginia Heathman with my warm good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt.” Paperclip indentation, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Jacket design by Ben Feder.

"Convinced that ‘when you cease to make a contribution, you die,’ she remained at the center of American and global politics for nearly two more decades She became a fearless international champion of progressive causes and perhaps the most influential American woman of the 20th century" (ANB).

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