Christmas

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

Penned during WWII, the story Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the painful losses of war. Set in the occupied Netherlands, in 1940, this book tells the tale of a little Dutch girl named Marta, who struggles to find love and peace after her father is killed in the war. 

First Edition Identification and Notes

This tale was originally published in 1940 as a short story in Liberty Magazine and then as a picture book in the same year by Knopf. The first edition features illustrations by German graphic designer and artist Fritz Kredel.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

A 1963 edition entitled Eleanor Roosevelt's Christmas Book also included Roosevelt's reminiscences of Christmas at Hyde Park and the White House. The original story was reprinted in 1986 as Christmas, 1940. 

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Christmas. A Story by Eleanor Roosevelt.

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1940
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Lengthily Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half title page, "Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R." An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close… Read more
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CHRISTMAS

by ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

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Charles Agvent
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1940
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A superb copy! Fine in a Fine dustwrapper in the apparently original, and as far as we can tell, unrecorded pale blue envelope,
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First Edition
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. A superb copy! Fine in a Fine dustwrapper in the apparently original, and as far as we can tell, unrecorded pale blue envelope, which has a number of tears but seems to be virtually complete. Fritz Kredel. Decorated boards with matching dustwrapper. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. A scarce title… Read more
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CHRISTMAS

by ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

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Charles Agvent
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1940
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Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a dampstain to the bottom front panel, mostly visible on the interior
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First Edition
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a dampstain to the bottom front panel, mostly visible on the interior. Fritz Kredel. Decorated boards with matching dustwrapper. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. A scarce title by this beloved First Lady.
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Christmas: A Story.

by ROOSEVELT, Eleanor.

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Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1940
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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NY:: Knopf,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1940. Hardcover. B000LDTRSC . Measures 4.25" x 5.5". Stated first edition. Very good in a very good (short closed edge tear and attendant crease along the top of the rear panel, a bit faded along the spine, age toning) dust jacket. ; 42 pages .
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Christmas: A Story By Eleanor Roosevelt

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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9781161638059
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Christmas: A Story By Eleanor Roosevelt

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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9781163171813
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Christmas: A Story By Eleanor Roosevelt

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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9781432585242
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UsedGood. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials.
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Christmas: A Story By Eleanor Roosevelt

by Eleanor Roosevelt

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9781163171813
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Kessinger Publishing, LLC. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).
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