27 March 2002
ROOSEVELT, Theodore and Henry Cabot LODGE (1850-1924). Hero Tales from American History, or the Story of Some Americans Who Showed that They Knew How to Live and How to Die. Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company, 1903.
8o (8½ x 5¾ in.). Half-title, cancel title-page. Etched frontispiece in three states by W.H.W. Bicknell (the first signed in pencil), and three plates each in three states by W.H. Drake. Brown morocco gilt, gilt-lettered on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut.
Later edition, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT TO ARTHUR W. SAGER on the front flyleaf: "These stories deal with Americans who were not too proud to fight and who scorned peace without victory. Theodore Roosevelt Feb 17th to Arthur W. Sager." Roosevelt and Cabot Lodge collaborated on this collection for boys at the same time that Roosevelt was toiling on the fourth volume of The Winning of the West. Fourteen of the essays included here were written by Roosevelt; the remaining twelve are by Lodge.
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