First edition of Roosevelt among the People by Addison C. Thomas, inscribed to the Honorable William Jennings Bryan.
Octavo, 314pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, photographic illustration mounted on front cover. No additional printings noted on copyright page. Shelf wear to both covers, rubbing to tips. Solid text block. Includes Bryan family bookplate on front pastedown. This copy is inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: “Hon. Wm. Jennings Bryan – From your old Friend. Thomas.”
Addison C. Thomas (1851-1923) was a pioneering newspaper man, who worked for the Associated Press in Chicago. He played an important role in the development of AP’s leased wire system, introducing the use of the typewriter in receiving telegraph news, thus ushering in a new pace for journalism around the world.