14 - 15 February 2001
SUCKLEY, Margaret L. and Alice DALGLIESH. The True Story of Fala. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1942. 8vo. Photographic illustrations and reproductions after E.N. Fairchild. Original cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. Provenance: The Library of Eleanor Roosevelt.
FIRST EDITION, THE "BIOGRAPHY" OF ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED PRESIDENTIAL PETS AND "PROBABLY THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED DOG IN THE UNITED STATES.". FDR's Scottish terrier, Fala, was the most notable of his dogs, and a constant companion to the President. The author, Margaret Suckley, trained Fala when he lived with her as a puppy. Fala continued to live with Mrs. Roosevelt at Hyde Park after the President's death.
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