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The Rough Riders

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First edition of The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt, bound in full green morocco.

Octavo, xi, [1], 298pp. Bound in full green morocco, title in gilt on spine, raised bands, six compartments. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, with publisher’s cloth cover affixed to front endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Colonel Roosevelt with tissue cover. Includes half-title. Complete with 42 full-page plates, a mix of photography and other illustrations. A full account of Roosevelt’s military exploits in Cuba, written as he assumed the governorship of New York. (Wheelock, 11) (Cole & Vail, A18a) A beautiful example.

The first edition of The Rough Riders was issued in May of 1899. It was issued with a dust jacket, but none are known to exist. A second and third issue were published in 1899, both identical to the first state. Theodore Roosevelt served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a prolific author, writing more than 18 books during his lifetime, beginning with The Naval War of 1812 in 1882. His other notable works include The Winning of the West, African Game Trails, and The Rough Riders.

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New York


Charles Scribner's Sons


First Edition

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Theodore Roosevelt