Founding Mothers, Signed by Cokie Roberts, Limited Easton Press Edition, 2004

Roberts, Cokie. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised A Nation. Norwalk: The Easton Press, 2004. Signed, Limited Edition of 1500. Octavo. In the publisher's original full blue leather boards, lettered and decorated in gilt. New archival slipcase

Presented is a signed limited edition printing of Cokie Roberts’ Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised a Nation. This book was published in Norwalk, Connecticut by Easton Press, in 2004. The book was issued in a limited edition print run of only 1500 signed copies, each with its own certificate of authenticity. The certificate of authenticity is dated March 1, 2004, and is signed by author Cokie Roberts and  publisher at Easton Press, Roy S. Pfiel. Roberts additionally signed the limitation page in blue felt-tipped ink. The book is numbered 1,045 of 1500 leather-bound first editions. 

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised a Nation is a non-fiction, historical study of the roles women played in establishing the United States as an independent nation. It is an illuminating look at the patriotic women whose tireless pursuits, on behalf of their families and their country, proved crucial to the forging of a new nation. Drawing on key primary sources, including published writings, journal entries, and personal letters, Roberts reveals the often-surprising stories of these fascinating Revolutionary-era women. 

Roberts brings to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed, and Martha Washington. “[Roberts] creates a strong ... case that without the patriotism of women on the home front, the Colonies would have lost the Revolutionary War ... Founding Mothers is a series of entertaining mini-biographies and engaging vignettes”(New York Times).

Cokie Roberts (1943-2019) was a political commentator for ABC News, a senior news analyst for NPR,  with prominent positions on Morning Edition, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, World News Tonight, and This Week. In addition to broadcasting, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, wrote a weekly column syndicated in newspapers across the country by United Media. She was the best-selling author of several books, including From This Day Forward, Founding Mothers, and Ladies of Liberty.

CONDITION:

Very good condition. Octavo. In the publisher's original full blue leather boards, with raised bands, gilt titles, and stamps to the spine, and decorative gilt borders to the boards. With original Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press, dated March 1, 2004 and signed by Cokie Roberts, a witness, and Easton Press publisher, Roy S. Pfiel. Signatures are legible, in black and blue ink. Roberts signed the limitation page in blue felt-tipped ink. The book is numbered "1,045" of 1500 on limitation page. Interior pages are healthy and clean throughout, with no marks or tears. Presented with a new archival slipcase, front inlaid with a photograph of Roberts.

Slipcase dimensions: 10" H x 6 3/4" W x 1 7/8" D; Book dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D.




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