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Affectionately, F.D.R.

First Edition | First Printing



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Inscribed by the wife of the “lonely man,” First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the first edition of Affectionately, F.D.R., A Son’s Story of a Lonely Man by James Roosevelt and Sidney Shalett.

Octavo, xii, 394pp. Publisher’s green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. A few finger smudges throughout, dampstain to top quarter of chapter 7-8, no impact to text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, retail price on front flap, small chips at spine, light shelf wear, a bright example.

Inscribed on the half title: “Harry dear, I think you will enjoy this. Love, E.R.” A scarce work signed by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt on “Affectionately, F.D.R., from November 19, 1959: “I have never mentioned in this column the book written by my oldest son, James, about his father, called “Affectionately, F.D.R.” No father could have asked for a more understanding and sympathetic tribute from a son, and it is certainly written with deep affection. I have a slight reservation about some things that are said in the book about other people, but not about my husband. The reason is that I think they reflect the observations and feelings of a very young man, perhaps at the time not quite capable of understanding certain things and who, therefore, was impatient.”

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Harcourt, Brace & Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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