Sale 15BP02 | Lot 308

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Message of the President of the United States Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the First Session of the Sixtieth Congress

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE  Message of the President of the United States Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the First Session of the Sixtieth Congress

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Lot 308
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE Message of the President of the United States Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the...
. Washington: GPO, [3 December] 1907. First edition, signed by Roosevelt in ink at the end of the speech on p. 63. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to the upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut and unopened. 9 1/2 x 6 inches (24 x 15.25 cm); 63 pp. The binding darkened and lightly rubbed along extremities, minor toning and occasional thumbsoiling, the Roosevelt signature dark and bold, a fine copy overall.
A rare signed copy of outgoing President Theodore Roosevelt's December 1907 State of the Union address to the nation - an important work which ushered in the Progressive Era. Of note within this message are the call for labor reforms such as the eight-hour work day and compulsory investigation of strikes and lockouts (p. 21), new child labor laws (p. 23), and stringent physical fitness standards for general officers (p.49). Other topics include the establishment of the National Gallery of Art, comments on the new state of Oklahoma and the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, as well as closing comments on China and the International Bureau of American Republics. Major addresses signed by Roosevelt as President are rare at auction.


Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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