First Edition of Lawrence Abbott's Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt

  • Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt.

Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt.

Item Number: 88150

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919.

First edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s personal friend and secretary, Lawrence F. Abbott’s authoritative biography. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, illustrated, engraved frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “This first copy from the press is for Winifred with the grateful love of Lawrence September 26 1919.” In near fine condition. A unique example.

In addition to being a close personal friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Lawrence Fraser Abbott served as Roosevelt's secretary throughout his tours of Europe and Africa between 1909 and 1910. Abbott authored the article on Roosevelt in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica as well as Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt (1919) and The Story of NYLIC (1930).