RARE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF ON MY OWN, ONE OF A LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES FOR ADVANCE PRESENTATION TO FRIENDS OF THE AUTHOR AND THE PUBLISHER, BOLDLY SIGNED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. On My Own. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1958). Octavo, original blue cloth.
First edition, advance presentation copy, one of a limited number of signed copies for advance presentation to friends of the author and the publisher, signed in blue ink on a tipped-in presentation leaf by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Eleanor Roosevelt's last book of autobiography before her death in 1962 at the age of 78 chronicles her active life after the death of her husband in 1945. "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). Signed in blue ink on a presentation leaf tipped-in before the title page, reading: "This copy of On My Own is one of those signed by Mrs. Roosevelt for advance presentation to friends of the author and publisher." With 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations; without very scarce acetate dust jacket. Edens B24.
Interior fine, mildrubbbing to cloth. An attractive copy.