Theodore Roosevelt. The Strenuous Life. Essays and Addresses. New York: The Century Co., 1902. First edition, presentation copy, signed by the author: "With regards of / Theodore Roosevelt / Xmas 1902," while Roosevelt was serving his first term as president. Octavo (7.5 x 5.25 inches; 191 x 133 mm.). [x], 332, [2, blank] pages; frontispiece portrait. Publisher's light brown cloth, gilt-lettered morocco label affixed to spine, boards ruled in blind; top edge gilt, others rough-trimmed. Board edges, spine ends and corners lightly worn; boards very lightly rubbed with some very mild soiling; morocco label with a touch of rubbing to the left edge, some gilt lettering just barely worn. Top edge of text block very lightly dust-soiled with a few small splashes; light soiling to the rear endpapers; bookplate. Near fine.

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