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1 ALLEN, HERVEY It Was Like This. Two Stories of the Great War. With Drawings by Lyle Justis
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1940 
First Edition. From the library of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with elaborate engraved bookplate on the front pastedown. With the numbered label of the sale of her estate. The front free endpaper is rubber stamped “From the Collection of Eleanor Roosevelt. John A. Roosevelt, beneath which John Roosevelt has signed his name in ink. Very good in a morocco and cloth slipcase. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 FOOTE, JOHN TAINTOR Dumb-Bell of Brookfield
New York Appleton-Century 1935 
Later printing. From the estate of Eleanor Roosevelt with her bookplate. Stamped on the half-title “From The Collection of Eleanor Roosevelt. John A. Roosevelt” which is signed “John A. Roosevelt”. Affixed to the front pastedown is a small 3/4” round sticker printed “Estate of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hyde Park, N.Y.” with #1705 written in ink. Also affixed to the front pastedown is a small (2 3/8” x 3”) sepia-toned photograph of two dogs in an outdoor setting beneath which is written in ink in an unknown hand “Happy Birthday 1938 from the Snowdens.” The front free endpaper has been neatly excised from the book. Affixed to the rear pastedown is a charming illustration of a dog lying on a sofa, possibly a clipping from a magazine, (3 1/2” x 4 1/2”) with the caption“The Greatest Dog Story”. Near fine copy with the gilt-stamping on the front board only very slightly rubbed and with the gilt-stamping on the spine only slightly more so, with “1705 ER” hand written in white at the bottom of the spine in a custom 3/4 leather gilt stamped slipcase with raised bands. Wtih a foreword by author Rex Beach. The wonderful story of a champion hunting dog and beloved family member named Dumb-Bell. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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3 MACLEISH, ARCHIBALD The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1965 
First Edition. Quarto. Fine fresh copy in a near fine dust jacket with the most minute trace of darkening to the spine and a faint touch of edge wear. Originally written for a documentary film on Eleanor Roosevelt by Sidney Glazier, this book contains the full narration and many of the photographs used in the film, many of which are published here for the first time. A moving portrait of an elegant, intelligent, and socially committed woman who just happened to be married to the president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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