Hillman | William [Harry S. Truman] [Anna Roosevelt]

Mr. President

Limited Edition



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The limited edition of Mr. President, inscribed by President Harry S. Truman to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s eldest daughter, Anna.

Quarto, [6], 253pp, [3]. Blue leather, title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Light rubbing to lower edge of spine, internally fine. Light gray endpapers. Housed in custom blue cloth clamshell, title on spine in gilt over red morocco label.

Frontispiece portrait, signed by the author. Additional signature below frontispiece portrait: “To a lovely + most sensible lady, with kindest regards. Harry Truman.”

Inscribed by the author on the half title: “To Anna Roosevelt / a brilliant and beautiful lady / with kindest regards, William Hillman / Aug 13, 1952.”

This is from a limited edition of 250 copies, signed by President Harry Truman shortly before leaving the White House. This is number 119 of 250: “To Anna Roosevelt, From: The President. White House, August 13, 1952.”

Anna Roosevelt Halsted (1906-1975) was the eldest daughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. During her father’s presidency, she filled in for her frequently traveling mother and acted as her father’s personal assistant, handling correspondence, and managing administrative tasks. She traveled to the Yalta Conference with her father in 1945, and following his death the following month, she advised President Truman on her experiences. Following her father?s death, she worked as an author, speaker, and advocate for women?s civil rights. Anna Roosevelt served as a delegate to the United Nations, chairing the organization’s Commission on Human Rights. She died on December 1, 1975.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Farrar, Straus And Young


Limited Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Near Fine


Hillman | William [Harry S. Truman] [Anna Roosevelt]


[Anna Roosevelt], [Harry S. Truman]

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