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The White House Pantry Murder

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First edition of The White House Pantry Murder by Elliott Roosevelt, inscribed to his wife, Patricia Peabody Roosevelt.

Octavo, 231pp. Red hardcover. Stated “first edition” with a full number line. Publisher’s near fine dust jacket, trace of shelf wear.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For my Patty: Who certainly proved how to make miracles come true by nursing me through this last two months’ ordeal with my detached retina of the right eye! You were wonderful, Darling. All my love, Elliott Roosevelt / June 28, 1988.”

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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New York


St. Martin's Press


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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