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Astonishingly rare original 1898 poster to promote the soon to be released historical Teddy Roosevelt book "The Rough Riders". Although we have owned a few first printings of this book, we have never seen an original promotional poster for the book and frankly didn't even know one existed until now! An incredible piece of History!
Size: 15 1/2" by 23"
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Exceptionally Rare and important, original 1898 American Literary Advertising Poster by Howard Chandler Christy for the January 1899 Issue of Scribner's Magazine and the first printing of Theodore Roosevelt's classic work "The Rough Riders" featuring a simply fantastic, full figure portrait of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in uniform!!
This very rare and wonderful, Scribner's Magazine Advertising Poster measures approx. 15 1/2" by 23" and is printed on a somewhat heavy weight, paper poster stock. It features a wonderful portrait of Theodore Roosevelt in Spanish American War era US Cavalry / Rough Rider's uniform by the premier American illustrator and Poster Artist Howard Chandler Christy. The image is signed in the plate by the artist.
Text on the poster reads in part: "COL. ROOSEVELT / Tells the story of THE ROUGH RIDERS in Scribner's Magazine. It begins in January and will run for six months, with many illustrations and photographs taken in the field" and "January Scribner's / Now Ready Price 25 Cents". The Poster is copyright 1898 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
One of the most highly sought after works written by Theodore Roosevelt is his story of his experience in Cuba during the Spanish American War titled "The Rough Riders". Before appearing in Book form, the work was serialized in Scribner's Magazine over six issues from January to June 1899. This Poster announced the first installment which was the very first appearance in print of this Roosevelt classic!!
Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1873 – March 3, 1952) was an American artist and illustrator famous for the "Christy Girl", similar to a "Gibson Girl". He first attracted attention with his illustrations of the Spanish-American War, published in Scribner's and Harper's magazines and in Collier's Weekly, gaining especial prominence with the series, "Men of the Army and Navy," and a portrait of Colonel Roosevelt. He was best known, however, for his charming illustrations of the works of such authors as Richard Harding Davis and he created a picturesque and romantic type of society women peculiarly his own.
This outstanding and original, Scribner's Magazine January 1899 Issue Advertising Poster is in good to very good condition. The colors are bright and vibrant with no significant soiling, staining, fading or discoloration. There is a central, horizontal crease as originally shipped with some separation at the fold ends. There are also come short edge tears, some chipping at the corners and some edge wear as can be seen in the scans below. Witha a quality matting and framing the Poster will display nicely. The Poster is "as issued" - it is unmounted and blank backed.
Please note this is an original, 1898 Scribner's Magazine, Literary Advertising Poster - printed in the 1898 to advertise the January 1899 Issue of Scribner's. It is not a copy, reprint, reissue or reproduction - it is an original and exceptionally rare 1898 Poster!!