This I Remember.

First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s This I Remember; Signed By Her

This I Remember.

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor.

$975.00

Item Number: 119172

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.

First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s wonderful autobiography. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. George London from Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient George London was a concert and operatic bass-baritone. After performing widely with tenor Mario Lanza and soprano Frances Yeend as part of the Bel Canto Trio in 1947–48, London was engaged by the Vienna State Opera, where he scored his first major success in 1949. In 1950, he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

"Convinced that ‘when you cease to make a contribution, you die,’ Eleanor Roosevelt 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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