Presidential Edition of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, eight volumes, in the publisher’s original wood crate.
Octavo, [8 volumes], tan buckram. Title printed on label affixed to spine. Top edge dyed red. Housed in publisher’s original wood shipping crate, shipping label on side panel. In the scarce publisher’s original glassine dust jackets, some chipping and wear, but ideal for protecting this set. Each volume is in fine condition, likely never read. Includes the following works: The Naval War of 1812, The Winning of the West (4 Volumes), Hunting Trips of a Ranchman, The Wilderness Hunter and American Ideals and Other Essays. An exceptional set in this condition.
In a letter dated March 7th, 1904, George Putnam informs President Roosevelt that they are publishing a new set of his early works called the Presidential Edition. According to Putnam, this set is printed from the plates of the Library Edition (1903) and offered at a price of $4.80 per set. He notes that the quality of the paper is slightly less than the Library Edition, allowing the publisher to lower their manufacturing costs. This set is not found in the Wheelock or Cole & Vail bibliographies.