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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. The Winning of the West. 5 folding maps, 102 plates. 4 volumes. 4to, contemporary gilt morocco, moderate wear, joints starting, a bit sunned; moderate foxing and toning; uncut; bookplates of A. Van Rensselaer on front free endpapers. #33 of 200 with inserted leaf from Roosevelt's manuscript. New York, 1900
The limited Daniel Boone edition, issued to capitalize on Roosevelt's campaign for the vice-presidency. The manuscript leaf describes the desperate retreat in the 1791 Battle of Wabash, perhaps the worst defeat of an American army unit until Little Bighorn. It begins "him a cramp in both thighs, so that he could barely walk," and includes several revisions in Roosevelt's hand (see page IV:46 in this edition). The manuscript was likely written circa 1889, when Roosevelt was just starting to make his national reputation on the United States Civil Service Commission. Howes R433 ("aa").
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