Harrisburg: The Minter Company, (W. E. Skull, 1910). Salesman's Dummy. Hardcover. Octavo; pp. 64 selected sample pages, including title page, contents, and various chapter's pages; the frontispiece & 42 pages of photographs, black and white plates, portraits; decorated gold cloth, gilt with inset oval portrait of TR at center upper board, spine example on lower board; salesman's instructions and canvassing sheets, patterned endpapers;. Fair to good, some waterstaining. Item #16842
Among the many categories of books dealing with Theodore Roosevelt is the "Popular Biography" or "Popular Event" genre. These were books that were published to capitalize on an event, like an election or TR's African Trip, or to memorialize him after his death. They tend to be a bit garish in their appearance, often printed on pulpy paper with illustrations gathered from other publications and inserted. The ones that are election oriented appear as entries in William Miles' "The Image Makers", the definitive bibliography on the Campaign Biography. That is a collecting area unto itself. These books when found in good condition are treasures. They are also great fun! This contains the "Citizenship In A Republic" address, delivered at the Sorbonne in April of 1910, or as it is more commonly referred to "The Man In The Arena" speech.