Presidential Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Wilderness Hunter; Inscribed by him with a related letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt tipped in
The Wilderness Hunter: An Account Of The Big Game Of The United States And Its Chase With Horse, Hound And Rifle.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893.
Presidential edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s American big game epic. Octavo, original cloth, spine label, frontispiece engraving. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Master Roger Shaw, from a fellow lover of nature, Theodore Roosevelt June 15th 1908.” Tipped in to the front pastedown is a letter originally enclosed on White House letterhead addressed to Dr. Albert Shaw, Review of the Reviews, 13 Astor Place, New York, N.Y.: “June 16, 1908 My dear Dr. Shaw: By the direction of the President I send you the accompanying copy of the Wilderness Hunter for your son. Very Truly Yours, Secretary of the President.” Additionally tipped in on the rear endpaper is a letter signed by Roosevelt’s niece Eleanor Roosevelt on White House letterhead, “May 5, 1939 My dear Mr. Shaw: You were more than kind to write to me and I am glad that you know my nephew. Both my brother and I are appreciative of your expression of sympathy. With many thanks for your letter, I am very sincerely yours, Eleanor Roosevelt.” The recipient, Dr. Albert Shaw was a prominent early 20th century American journalist and professor at Cornell University who established the American edition of the Review of the Reviews, a monthly journal featuring dozens of magazine and books reviews in addition to commentaries on world events. In very good condition with some ink blotting to Roosevelt’s lengthy inscription. A unique example linking the two Roosevelt White Houses.
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