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Lot 76: 1904 as President THEODORE ROOSEVELT Signed Book of His Speeches
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
President Roosevelt Signed Book of Presidential Addresses
THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919). Twenty-Sixth President of the United States (1901-1909). Roosevelt was also the first of only three sitting presidents to have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
1904 Book Signed & Inscribed, "With good wishes from / Theodore Roosevelt / Nov 1st 1904," as President, Fine. Fully titled, "The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, Presidential Addresses and State Papers, Part One," New York: P.F. Collier & Son. Executive Edition, 400 pages, 5.5" x 8", nice condition with looseness at front hinges.
President Roosevelt Signed this volume of his Presidential speeches exactly one week after being elected. It ending with his May 13, 1903, address at groundbreaking ceremonies in San Francisco, "for the erection of a monument in memory of the late President McKinley," on November 8, 1904, he soundly defeated Democrat Alton B. Parker in the presidential election, 338-140 electoral votes, 32-13 states, 7.6 million (56.4%) to 5.1 million (37.6%) popular votes.
Bookplate affixed inside front cover opposite first free flyleaf: "Ex Libris / Robert Durrie / Barton." Barton was the nephew of Republican Congressman Bruce Barton, an outspoken critic of FDR who represented Manhattan's Silk Stocking district from 1937-1941 and campaigned to "repeal a useless law a week," predicting that Roosevelt's reelection in 1940 would mean War.