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    Theodore Roosevelt's Signed Harvard Textbook.

    Theodore Roosevelt Signed Harvard Textbook, A Course of Elementary Instruction in Practical Biology, by T. H. Huxley. London: Macmillan and Co., [1879]. New edition. 8vo. Signed "Theodore Roosevelt 1879" at the top of the title page. Roosevelt used this textbook in 1879, one year before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1880. A voracious reader most of his life, he was especially interested in biology and was an accomplished naturalist. Thomas H. Huxley, the author and grandfather of novelist Aldous Huxley, was an English biologist and is known for being a strong advocate of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Bears the bookplate of Rowland Godfrey Freeman, author of Elements of Pediatrics for Medical Students, 1917. The book, which is in the original cloth, is heavily worn; the front board has almost completely detached from the spine and the backstrip has completely detached along the front and partially detached along the back. Some basic restoration would greatly benefit appearance and value. The signed title page, with the bold and collectable Roosevelt signature, is fine. Ex. Charles Hamilton.

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