New York and Washington: Illustrated Publishing Company of America, (1904). 1st Edition. 272 pp. Profusely illustrated, primarly with b/w half-tone photographic images of Republican party personages. Frontis portrait of Roosevelt. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-1/4". Maroon pebbled buckram cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front cover. Gold patterned paper eps. AEG. Modest wear, a pleasing VG+ copy. Item #50708
"Roosevelt assumed the mantle of the presidency at age 42 after McKinley was assassinated in September 1901. He remains the youngest person to become president of the United States. Roosevelt was a leader of the progressive movement and championed his "Square Deal" domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs. He prioritized conservation and established national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources. In foreign policy, he focused on Central America where he began construction of the Panama Canal. He expanded the Navy and sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to project American naval power. His successful efforts to broker the end of the Russo-Japanese War won him the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. Roosevelt was elected to a full term in 1904 and continued to promote progressive policies." [Wiki].
An uncommon title in the trade documenting Roosevelt's party on the eve of his second term & at the height of his popularity; we see no others on offer at the time of cataloguing.