First edition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Memorial, signed by Eleanor Roosevelt. Twelvemo, 229pp, , 31pp photographs. Gray cloth, title in gilt on spine, light soiling on covers. Frontispiece portrait. In publishers dust jacket, very good, $3.00 on front flap, light wear, some chipping at top edge of spine, a scarce dust a jacket to find. Signed on the front free endpaper by Eleanor Roosevelt. (Halter T-178)
Comments: The first publication of this book came six days after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945 from Pocket Books, Inc. (Halter T-177). This copy is the first “Revised and Enlarged” edition from The Dial Press, with additional text and illustrations, released a few months after the death of President Roosevelt. It includes the undelivered Jefferson Day Address, which was scheduled to be broadcast on Friday, April 13th, 1945.