New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Decorated blue cloth. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper "To James W. Barrett/in memory of the suit!/from/Theodore Roosevelt/May 3d 1915." Roosevelt originally wrote April and crossed it out. Most signed copies of this title that we have seen have been the second printing, which is slightly smaller in format than this, the true first and none that we have seen have had such a cryptic inscription! Text marginally dampstained to varying degrees throughout resulting in waviness; hinges strengthened with minor repairs to spine tips, all professionally done; rubbing to the portrait at center of front cover with some loss. Overall Very Good. Item #019519
James W. Barrett was the city editor of Joseph Pulitzer's famed newspaper THE WORLD and wrote a book about the paper's demise: THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND MESSRS. PULITZER. In 1915 he was working for THE PRESS.