First Edition of Partners: The United Nations and Youth; Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Ferris
Partners: The United Nations and Youth.
Roosevelt, Eleanor & Helen Ferris.$2,800.00
Item Number: 4553
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950.
First edition of this work which tells the dramatic story of the United Nations. Small quarto, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt and inscribed by Helen Ferris to famed photographer Fred Stein, “For Fred Stein with our appreciation and all our good wishes for the days ahead Helen Ferris June 1951.” Stein was an early pioneer of the hand held camera and noted street photographer in New York and Paris. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket by Rafael Palacios. We have never encountered another signed copy by both authors.
Following her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt remained active in politics for the rest of her life. She pressed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became one of its first delegates. She served as the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Later she chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. By the time of her death, she was regarded as "one of the most esteemed women in the world"; she was called "the object of almost universal respect" in her New York Times obituary. In 1999, she was ranked ninth in the top ten of Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.