First edition of Theodore Roosevelt: Hero To His Valet by James E. Amos.
Twelvemo, 162pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. First edition statement on copyright page. Lacking the scarce publisher’s dust jacket. Previous ownership inscription on front endpaper, dated 1927. Top edge blue. Front hinge starting, but stable.
James, will you please put out the light? – The final words of President Theodore Roosevelt spoken to the author, James E. Amos. Mr. Amos was a longtime attendant and bodyguard for President Roosevelt. After Roosevelt’s death, Amos became the longest serving African American in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.