The Winning of the West [Six volume set]
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Very Good. Item #14584
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Six volume set. Small octavos. Bound in half calf with leather spine labels; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. Volumes II and VI recased. Chipping and flaking to extremities and joints; volume V front joint starting. Bindings else sound. Bookplate of Lillian Beidler Smith to front fly leafs of each volume; pages else unmarked.
A worn but serviceable set of the work Roosevelt referred to as his magnum opus. In a letter to his publisher in 1890, Roosevelt wrote that his literary reputation would depend on it. The work was originally published as a two-volume set in 1889, expanded in the 1890s to four, and here reprinted in six, along with two other 1900 editions, as his popularity grew.
[Vail & Cole A11.k].