First edition Gracious Lady: The Life of Sara Delano Roosevelt, inscribed by the author to the granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Octavo, xvi, 333pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt. Transference from the dust jacket to the cloth boards. No additional printings noted. Appears mostly unread, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, chipping along top edge, bright illustrations, a very good example. (Halter T245)
This copy is inscribed by the author: “For the great-grand-daughter + namesake of the Gracious Lady, with every good wish from one who loved her. Rita Halle Kleeman / May, 1953.”
The recipient of this copy, Sara Delano Wilford (née Roosevelt) was the daughter of James Roosevelt II, the eldest child of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the namesake of FDR’s mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt. Provenance: Doyle Auctions, from the estate of Sara Roosevelt Wilford, 2022.