This I Remember (Signed Limited Edition)
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949. First edition. Original blue publisher's cloth binding with paper label to spine. A Fine copy lacking the original glassine. Some offsetting to front endpaper, else internally unmarked and fresh. House in a Near Fine original slipcase, which has the usual sunning to the edges and spine and a nick to the lower front edge. Number 880 of 1000 copies signed by First Lady and social activist Eleanor Roosevelt.
A diplomat and activist before, during, and after her time as First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most influential women in U.S. history. A vocal supporter of Civil Rights and racial equality, she lobbied to reframe New Deal programs to ensure an equal share of relief benefits to communities of color; and an advocate for working women, Roosevelt promoted legal reforms that increased women's wages and provided reasonable limits on their work hours. Roosevelt was forward-looking in terms of policy and her methods for promoting reform; and she frequently published columns and spoke on the radio to reach the widest possible audience. Following her 12 years in the White House, Roosevelt went on to serve in the United Nations, chairing the Commission on Human Rights in the post-war years and using her influence to contribute to the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Written shortly after her time as First Lady, this memoir candidly covers her life from 1920-1945, documenting her entrance into political life and setting the stage for her future activism. An exceptional example of this rare book, signed by an exceptional woman. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5635)