"Very good" octavo with corners toed in. Col. Roosevelt was, at the time of this writing, governor of New York. Gilt facsimile of gold "Rough Riders" medal awarded to all veterans of the cavalry unit still strong to front board. Spine and top inch-and-half of both front and rear khaki-cloth-covered boards somewhat faded -- this copy was probably once shelved between slightly shorter volumes. Frontispiece author photograph remains tissue-protected. Dated 1899 to title page as well as to copyright page with no later dates -- the first printing. 298 pp. including appendices.