"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything": First Edition of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt; Signed by Edmund Morris

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.

Item Number: 3302

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979.

First edition, first printing of the first book in the author’s acclaimed “Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy." Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. An excellent copy with some light wear to the text block in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

Edmund Morris is an American writer best known for his presidential biographies. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won a Pulitzer Prize and the 1980 National Book Award in Biography, The Rise covers the time from Roosevelt's birth through his ascendancy to the Presidency, and Theodore Rex is"[e]pic in scope and vast in detail" (City Journal).