Lot 155 of 175:
Teddy Roosevelt's copy of Mark Twain's first book  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$3,600
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches
Author:
Twain, Mark
Place:
New York
Publisher:
C.H. Webb
Date:
1869
Description:

198 pp. (12mo) 17x11 cm (6¾x4¼") original red cloth with gilt frog stamped at lower left of front cover and matching frog in blind at lower left of rear cover, beveled edges. Third Edition.

Theodore Roosevelt's copy of Mark Twain's first book, with the armorial bookplate he used for his personal library. A significant association between two iconic, and iconoclastic, figures, the greatest American humorist of the 19th century, and the youthful and energetic president who ushered the United States into the 20th century. In modern red cloth clamshell box with leather spine label.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light shelf wear, hinges tender, contents a bit darkened; very good.
 
Item number:
300637
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