THE WINNING OF THE WEST

Theodore Roosevelt

3/4 dark green morocco, spines faded to brown. Some wearing to all edges, especially shelfwear to bottom edges (leather scraped away -- see photos). Upper corners of all volumes worn through, but less so than bottom corners. Some wear to forward and top edges as well, with paper cover on edges beginning to flake. Front & rear covers chiefly intact, though with occasional very small pieces flaked off. Notwithstanding minor flaws, cover surfaces tight and clean overall. Leather intact and supple on all volumes except at corners. Some small dark spotting to leather (see photos). No chipping to leather at head or heel. As can be seen in photos, these are very nice volumes overall.

The Daniel Boone Edition, in four volumes, No. 161 OF 200 NUMBERED SETS, WITH A PAGE OF MANUSCRIPT tipped into Volume 1. Manuscript begins: "The wild beasts gathered to prey on the tame herds...", continuing for fourteen lines, with crossouts and corrections.

(NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons; the Knickerbocker Press, individual volumes originally published in 1889, 1889, 1894, and 1896 -- final publication date for this set: 1900).

Illustrated throughout with fine plates protected by tissue; fold-out maps. Printed on heavy laid paper with deckled edges. Marbled endpages. Silk ribbon bound into each volume.

Volume One: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776, 352 pages. Volume Two: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi, 1777-1783, 427 pages. Volume Three: The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths, 1784-1790, 339 pages. Volume Four: Louisiana and the Northwest, 1791-1807, 363 pages. Each volume with its own page-end notes, appendices, index and fold-out map.




























The worst damage on the set is to the bottom corners, as shown in the photos to the left.






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