New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Dark green, cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering to front board and spine. Exterior very bright, with sharp corners. One tear to corner to tissue guard protecting the frontis photograph of Roosevelt and his sister
in a car as they were leaving the station at Hartford, on the occasion of their last visit (June 18, 1918). Dustjacket shows edg- and closed-tears to op of spine with a few tiny chips to bottom of spine. Sunning to dustjacket spine. Original $2.50 price visitble to top of otherwise blank front flap. Near Fine in Good Dustjacket. Item #86928
"The letters in this volume have been chosen from a large number written by the late Theodore Roosevelt to his older sister, commencing in 1870 when he was a boy, eloeven years of age, and ending with a short note only a few days before his death; they represent about one-fourth of the number of those that were kept, whole years evidently having been destroyed or lost....Included among the letters are several to his mother and father, merely to show his gradual development during boyhood and early young manhood; also one or two to his brother-in-law, Aedmiral Cowles, which exemplify his accurate knowledge of the condition and needs of our Navy long before he became Assistant Secretary of the Navy..."