First edition. Volume I: Tan cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, xii , 436 pp., frontispiece (painting of Leonard Wood), prefatory note, illustrated, portraits, maps, appendix. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Volume II: Tan cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, viii , 524 pp., frontispiece, appendix, index. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Colonial administrator, soldier in the American West, Cuba and the Philippines, confidant of Theodore Roosevelt, youthful doctor, et al. Perhaps too stormy to get the very top jobs, but one of the most effective personages in American history. The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West calls this work "exhaustive," the standard work on the subject. Two chapters on Geronimo, chapters on the Rough Riders, much on Theodore Roosevelt. A fine set in the elusive dust jackets.
Inventory Number: 38792