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    Theodore Roosevelt. The Naval War of 1812. Or the History of the United States Navy During the Last War With Great Britain. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1882. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo. xviii, 498, [2, ads] pages. Publisher's green cloth with ship design in gilt on the front board and titles in gilt at spine. Spine dulled with a touch of rubbing and some light wear to spine ends. Ex-Frederick W. Skiff with his bookplate, with a note to Skiff from Roosevelt's secretary laid in. Note previously tipped to front free endpaper; large remnant remaining, since obscured by recent bookplate. A very good, or better, copy. Chemised and housed in custom slipcase. Howes, R431. From the private collection of Stephen Lyle Boyd.

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