"WITH WARM GOOD WISHES": PRESENTATION COPY OF THIS I REMEMBER, INSCRIBED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO FREDERICK BALDWIN ADAMS, JR., FAMOUS AMERICAN BIBLIOPHILE, MORGAN LIBRARY DIRECTOR, AND FDR'S COUSIN
ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. This I Remember. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1949). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.
First edition, first printing, of Eleanor Roosevelt's wonderful autobiography, with frontispiece and numerous illustrations, inscribed to FDR's cousin, Morgan Library Director Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr.: "Inscribed for Frederick B. Adams Jr. with warm good wishes. Eleanor Roosevelt."
"Franklin often used me to get the reflection of other people's thinking," wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, "because he knew I made it a point to see and talk with a variety of people." A fascinating personal account of the Roosevelts' life and times. First printing, with code "I-Y" on the copyright page. Containing 41 black-and-white photographic illustrations. See Edens B17. This copy is inscribed to Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. Adams was a prominent American bibliophile who served as director of the Pierpont Morgan Library between 1948 and 1969. His notable personal collections included some of the largest collections of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, as well as leading collections of Karl Marx and left-wing Americana. His accomplishments allowed him to become president of the Association Internationale de Bibliophile. Adams was also FDR's first cousin once removed—the son of FDR's first cousin, Ellen Walters Delano. Admission card to Eleanor Roosevelt's funeral laid in.
Book with offsetting to pages 130-139 from newspaper clipping, mild toning to extremities, and light soiling to spine. Dust jacket with only slightest soiling and a bit of wear and toning to extremities. An extremely good inscribed copy, with wonderful provenance.