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The Rough Riders

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First edition of The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt.

Octavo, xi, [1], 298pp. Olive cloth, title in gilt on spine, medallion on front cover. Top edge gilt, uncut edges. Light sunning to spine, wear to cloth spine, bright gilt lettering. Frontispiece portrait of Colonel Roosevelt with tissue cover. Complete with 42 full-page plates; a mix of photography and illustrations. Clean text throughout, a few unopened leaves. 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, First Printing

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Near Fine


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