14 - 15 February 2001
ROOSEVELT, Elliott (1910-1990). As He Saw It. Foreward by Eleanor Roosevelt. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, . 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on cover and spine.
FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the canel title-page. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HIS MOTHER on the half-title: "Dearest Mummy: Hope you like the finished article. Best love, Elliott Roosevelt." Elliott was closely involved with his father's presidency after 1940, when he enlisted in the armed services and served as aide to his father. As He Saw It chronicles these experiences. Eleanor writes in the foreward: " In the family we have always had the habit when any one of us returned from a trip, of trying to dine together on the first night in order that we would hear all the impressions and happenings of the period in which the voyager had been away ... As I went on none of these history-making trips which are reported in this book, I could only write of things which were told me on those first nights of reunion. But Elliott was there." Halter T429.
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