Roosevelt | Elliott

The Conservators

First Edition | Second Printing



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The first edition of The Conservators by Elliott Roosevelt, inscribed to his son, David Roosevelt.

Octavo, 416pp. Blue hardcover, beige cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. The second printing, with matching number line. In the publisher’s fine dust jacket.

Inscribed on the half-title: “To son David: This is reading that you can go to sleep with at night! Hope you enjoy the ideas – much love from your Mom + Dad, Elliott Roosevelt / October, 1983.”

Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) was the son of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. He served as a U.S. Army Air Corps officer during World War II, earning the rank of Brigadier General. Elliott had a tumultuous personal life marked by multiple marriages and struggles with alcoholism. Despite his familial connections, he often found himself at odds with his parents, particularly his father, due to their differing political views and his own rebellious nature. Elliott Roosevelt authored several books, including a series of detective novels and memoirs recounting his experiences in the military and his relationship with his famous parents. Eight of the novels were published during his lifetime, with the remaining sixteen after his death in 1990, which were completed by his friend, William Harrington.

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Location Published

New York


Arbor House


First Edition, Second Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Roosevelt | Elliott

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