Space for publisher's name at foot of title page left blank. Copyright byW. E. Scull, 1909. Light red cloth covers have gilt and maroon embossed decorations and lettering on both covers. Covers are dust soiled, rubbed, and have a few stains. Extremities are rubbed, corners are slightly worn. Spine is bumped and rubbed at head and foot. This salesman's dummy copy has a sample page of each chapter as well as numerous sample illustrated plates. Some of the plates have smudge marks, but otherwise clean. Binding is sound and tight. Nice copy, digital image available. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Roosevelt's African Trip/ the Story of His ...
Publisher: W. E. Scull
Publication Date: 1909
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Good Plus
Book Description W.E. Scull, 1909. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Salesman's dummy. Bound in decorative red cloth with gilt and brown ink stamping on the front and rear boards. In very good condition with some shelfwear and minor scuffs. Includes an announcement of the forthcoming book, frontispiece of Roosevelt and fourteen photographs of Kermit Roosevelt and the expedition, contents pages, chapter beginnings, numerous illustrations, and subscriber order list with, in this example, three names filled in in pencil with their locations in California and the price. Bookseller Inventory # b25408
Book Description W. E. Scull, (Np, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: A very good or better copy. First Edition. octavo; pp. (xiii), (iii), 17-392; illustrated, frontispiece portrait, black and white plates after photographs and engravings; decorated pictorial red cloth, lettered in gilt, with illustrations of TR and a lion; green patterned endpapers; Among the many categories of books dealing with Theodore Roosevelt is the "Popular Biography" or "Popular Event" genre. These were books that were published to capitalize on an event, like an election or TR's African Trip, or to memorialize him after his death. They tend to be a bit garish in their appearance, often printed on pulpy paper with illustrations gathered from other publications and inserted. The ones that are election oriented appear as entries in William Miles' "The Image Makers", the definitive bibliography on the Campaign Biography. That is a collecting area unto itself. These books when found in good condition are treasures. They are also great fun! One of several treatments of TR's African Trip that caught the imagination of the World in 1910. Bookseller Inventory # 14916