First edition of This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt, signed by her eldest son, James Roosevelt.
Octavo, x, , 387pp. Light blue cloth, printed title on spine over blue. Light toning to top edge, wear at top edge of spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $4.50 on front flap, bright illustrations, chipping along top edge, some loss to back panel. Signed by James Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. This book is dedicated to James Roosevelt and other members of the author’s family.
James Roosevelt, the recipient of this book, was the eldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He was active in World War II, serving in the Marine Corps and receiving the distinguished Navy Cross for his service. He later served in the House of Representatives, representing California’s 26th District. He passed away in 1991.