Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
GIFT INSCRIPTION BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT TO HIS HOMETOWN LIBRARY (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) Tissot, J. James; illustrator. The Old Testament * The Life of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Numerous plates and text illustrations. 4 volumes. Folio, contemporary matched green morocco with gilt turn-ins, joints just starting, minor wear; about a dozen plates in the second volume of the Life damaged from adhesion to the tissue guards; title pages in red and black; gift inscription on first flyleaf. Paris, London and New York: Brunoff, 1904 * New York: Doubleday, 1899

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A handsome set of two fine biblical printings, inscribed "To the Oyster Bay Library with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt July 9th 1906." In 1899 Roosevelt had laid the cornerstone for the library, located about mile from his Sagamore Hill estate. Many of the plates appear in two states: colored and uncolored.