Inscribed to Helen Rogers Reid, the president of the New York Herald Tribune, the first edition of The Poems of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, the youngest sister of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Octavo, xiv, 280pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on front cover. The first printing, with Scribner’s Seal on the copyright page. Lacking dust jacket. Free of notes or markings. Inscribed to the president of the New York Herald Tribune, shortly after the death of her infant daughter: “For Helen Reid, with a deep sympathy + comprehension, born of a like sorrow, from her friend, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Nov. 16th, 1925.”
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1861-1933) was the youngest sister of President Theodore Roosevelt and an accomplished poet and author. In the 1890’s, she traveled with Theodore and Edith Roosevelt to the Dakota Badlands, which gave her better insight into his love of the outdoors. She was a frequent visitor to the White House, often staying up all night in conversation with her brother. Her literary works include: Call of Brotherhood (1912), One Woman to Another and Other Poem (1914), Service and Sacrifice (1919), My Brother Theodore Roosevelt (1921), The Poems of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1924), and Out of Nymph (1930).