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DICKENS, Mary Angela. Children's Stories from Dickens. Re-told by his Grand-daughter Mary Angela Dickens and others. London: Raphael Tuck, . 4to. Color frontispiece, plates and illustrations in text by Harold Copping. (Front free endpaper removed.) Original red cloth, upper cover and spine gilt-lettered and -decorated, edges gilt (slightly rubbed). Provenance: The Library of Eleanor Roosevelt.
THE FIRST LADY'S COPY OF DICKENS FOR CHILDREN, POSSIBLY THE COPY READ TO HER CHILDREN
LIMITED EDITION, number 452 of 500 copies signed by Dickens's five granddaughters, Christmas 1911 and presented to "The Daily Telegraph" Fund. Dickens was a favorite among the Roosevelt family. The President especially admired the author and read aloud from A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve.
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